The cover photo for our August 2009 issue was a breathtaking picture of work on the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge taken by Jamey Stillings. Since then, I don’t believe I’ve missed a chance to direct people to Jamey’s growing online photographic collection of the bridge being built. Talking to Jamey, it was impossible not to feel the passion he invested in this project. Now you can see his Hoover Dam bridge photographs at
http://www.bridgeathooverdam.com and I’d bet the farm you’ll be blown away by them.
For the record, the Federal Highway Administration, in conjunction with the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) and the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT), officially opened the new segment of U.S. 93 – formally known as the Hoover Dam Bypass – to traffic on the night of October 19, last year. The Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge is the central portion of the Hoover Dam Bypass Project. Construction on the nearly 2,000-foot-long bridge (with a 1,060-foot twin-rib concrete arch) began in late January 2005. This signature bridge spans the Black Canyon (about 1,500 feet south of the Hoover Dam), connecting the Arizona and Nevada Approach highways nearly 900 feet above the Colorado River. It is the longest concrete arch span in North America.
- John Latta
“This is like giving Bernie Madoff another chance at handling your investment portfolio.”
- House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chairman John Mica, blasting the Administration’s high-speed rail plans.
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