Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Sunday, November 26, 2006 11:19 am

Bridge pr0n

Filed under: Fun — Lex @ 11:19 am

I did not know this, but they’re building a bridge across the Colorado River just below Hoover Dam. It will be the longest concrete-arch bridge in the U.S. and the fourth-longest in the world. It’s intended to relieve traffic atop the dam, which backs up tremendously most weekends. Also, since 9/11 the road atop the dam has been closed to truck traffic, and the nearest bridge for trucks is something like 275 miles away.

Lots of pictures, and a little discussion, here.

1 Comment »

  1. Yeah, I used to live down by Laughlin / Bullhead City where all the traffic was being shifted to following 911. It’s kinda crazy. Worst yet, they’re still sent over a bridge in Laughlin which is only 2 lanes going up to Kingman, AZ. There is even a dam about 1/2 mile away. CNN did a whole thing if the dam were to break following 911.

    Comment by beth — Sunday, November 26, 2006 6:28 pm @ 6:28 pm | Reply


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