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Old 08-20-2009, 03:23 PM   #1
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Default New bridge at the Hoover Dam

Taking shape, the new bridge at the Hoover Dam

Creeping closer inch by inch, 900ft above the mighty Colorado
River, the two sides of a $160million bridge at the Hoover Dam
in America slowly take shape.

The bridge will carry a new section of US Route 93 past the
bottleneck of the old road which can be seen twisting and
winding around and across the dam itself.

When complete, it will provide a new link between the states of
Nevada and Arizona . In an incredible feat of engineering, the
road will be supported on the two massive concrete arches which
jut out of the rock face.

The arches are made up of 53 individual sections, each 24ft long ,
which have been cast on-site and are being lifted into place using an
improvised high-wire crane strung between temporary steel pylons.




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That is impressive. If you've never been to Hoover dam I highly suggest it. Go take the dam tour.

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I drove over the brige once. Got out at both ends and looked around. I couldn’t take the tour though because I had my dogs with me.

I think they started the plans for this bridge after 9/11. Too easy a target for terorists with cars being allowed to drive on the dam. I belive the Dam road has been closed to large trucks ever since 9/11.

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Did you go to the dam gift shop?

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Dam right I did.
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Did you go to the dam gift shop?
I did when I was there, They really didn't have a dam thing worth buying.
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I did when I was there, They really didn't have a dam thing worth buying.
That's a dam shame
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I did when I was there, They really didn't have a dam thing worth buying.
There wasn't anything good when I was there either. Where do you have to go to get a dam souvenir?
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There wasn't anything good when I was there either. Where do you have to go to get a dam souvenir?
Stop by Vegas and pick up an STD from some dam stripper.
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