Nov. 4th, 2010

jonaht: (dragon butterfly)

The bridge over Hoover Dam is completed.  It had a budget of $240 million, the arch span is 1,060 feet long, the bridge is 1,900 feet long, the bridge deck and sidewalk is located approximately 900 feet above the Colorado River, and the bridge is located approximately 1,500 feet south of the Hoover Dam. It took 5 years and 21,000 workers to build it. 


I drove over it yesterday just for the experience. It was amazing to watch it being built.  It made me dizzy to look up at it but the actual drive across I was a bit let down.  It does save a large amount of driving time but all I saw while on it were two high walls and the top of some mountains then I was over.  If you're in a hurry take the bridge but if you want a view go over the dam.

Once across I was in Arizona so I kept going and had lunch in Kingman.  I then paid some property taxes and drove back.  Coming back I noticed the walkway which is only accessible by going down towards the dam then walking up.  I'll have to try that sometime.

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