Construction of the Mike O'Callaghan - Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge began in 2003 with the approach roads, the bridge itself in 2005 and opened on October 19th 2010. It spans the Colorado River between the states of Arizona and Nevada at a cost of $240 million.
At 900ft (270 m) above the Colorado River it is the World's highest concrete arch bridge.
For this project the first photo is from a print in the days before I had a digital camera.
4th September 2002
30th August 2007
27th September 2008
21st October 2010
The view of the Hoover Dam from the new bridge.
Week 158 Bluewater Islands and Dubai Eye. Man made island a 210m high Big Wheel
Week 159 Dubai Marina - Reflections
Week 160 Dubai Frame. A window between the Old and New Dubai and a 150m high glass floor.
Week 161 Dubai Marina 3 years apart.
Week 163 New Metro Line for Expo 2020
Fascinating array of images. I looked at every single one! I guess it was luck there was a ready supply of electricity on tap for the construction work??? #mysundayphotoReplyDelete
Lol that did make me chuckleDelete
Oh my goodness! It really is incredible.ReplyDelete
It’s stunning isn’t it? And the views are amazingDelete
Really interesting to see the changeReplyDelete
I need to go back and see what else has changedDelete
That is some bridge great photos showing the change #mysundayphotoReplyDelete
Thank you, I love visiting places over a period of time and documenting their progressDelete
Hi Suzanne, that is some engineering feat! Comparing the first photo and the forth photo you can really appreciate the work that must have gone into the bridge. What a beautiful view too.ReplyDelete
It’s stunning isn’t it, such a challengeDelete
It's an incredible construction feat, still has to be one of the most amazing things in the World.ReplyDelete
Thank you for linking up to #MySundayPhoto
I think that probably impressed me more than anything in Dubai due to the challenges facedDelete
Wow that really is high! I can't imagine the engineering to build that. But what a change over the years. #MySundayPhotoReplyDelete
Would love to go back soon and see what else has changedDelete
What a bridge! I am not sure I would want to cross it though!ReplyDelete
We actually walked over it, it was amazingDelete
Oh wow! That is amazing! So much work must have went into building it. xReplyDelete
it is rather stunning isn't it?Delete
Wow! Everything about that place is amazing, definitely somewhere I would like to visit. Those electricity towers look like they are about to topple over the side! #MySundayPhotoReplyDelete
I really need to go back asapDelete
I love this collection! I always love bridge photos =) #mysundayphotoReplyDelete
thank you, I'm amazed at how many photos I have of projects like this over the yearsDelete
I'd love to see that one day (~and go to Las Vegas and sit on the slot machines before walking up to my amazing hotel room :D)ReplyDelete
oh vegas is well worth the visit, even with kidsDelete