New bridge at the Hoover Dam

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by Jo da Plumbr, Aug 20, 2009.

  1. Jo da Plumbr

    Jo da Plumbr New Member

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    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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  2. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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

  3. Jo da Plumbr

    Jo da Plumbr New Member

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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.
     
  4. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Did you go to the dam gift shop?
     
  5. Jo da Plumbr

    Jo da Plumbr New Member

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    Dam right I did.
     
  6. IGETEVEN

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    I did when I was there, They really didn't have a dam thing worth buying.
     
  7. Jo da Plumbr

    Jo da Plumbr New Member

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    That's a dam shame
     
  8. canebrake

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  9. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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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?
     
  10. Jo da Plumbr

    Jo da Plumbr New Member

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    Stop by Vegas and pick up an STD from some dam stripper.
     
  11. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    I'll pass on that one. I was in Vegas when I was 15 and they were handing out flyers for call girls/hooker to me on every corner with my parents 3 steps in front of my and my sister beside me.
     
  12. markerdown

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    That bridge is freakin scary lookin' when you see it in person! I see it on a regular basis. Construction was delayed when the wind blew a huge construction crane down. yeah, that's how windy it gets in that canyon. It'll definetly be an engineering marvel once complete and open...............markerdown
     
  13. Lowrider

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    Just down the road there is a place with the coldest beer in the whole dam area.
     
  14. RL357Mag

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    alright, i"ll take the dam tour!!!:d
     
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2009
  15. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    You guys and all this dam talking. You need to go shoot your dam guns some more.
     
  16. skullcrusher

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    Ok, just stop with the dam jokes.
     
  17. Jo da Plumbr

    Jo da Plumbr New Member

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    This is not what I had in mind when I posted this dam thread.
     
  18. IGETEVEN

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    I feel for ya Jo, it's a dam shame I tell ya, a dam shame! :(

    Jack...........
     
  19. AcidFlashGordon

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    Been there, done that, got the hard hat.

    Guide: I'm your dam guide and this is my dam tour. You can ask all the dam questions you want. You can take all the dam photos you feel like.

    Haven't been out that way for at least 10 years, though. It's only 30 miles away but I just haven't bothered lately. The evidence of the drought and excessive draining of Lake Mead sucks....

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