Thursday, February 9, 2012

Bridge over the Colorado

This is a 180 degree panorama of the view from the top of the Hoover Dam down river towards the Mike O'Callaghan – Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge. Formerly, all of the traffic between Arizona and Las Vegas, Nevada traveled over a narrow road on top of the dam after winding down a narrow canyon. This dramatic bridge over a 1000 feet above the river is an engineering masterpiece and a huge tourist attraction in addition to cutting almost 45 minutes off of the trip from Phoenix to Las Vegas. We have stopped to take pictures from the bridge before but this was my first opportunity to show the bridge from the dam. As usual, you need to click on the photo to actually see the detail.

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