Sunday, 18 February 2018

My Sunday Photo Week 164 Hoover Dam Bridge. Old and New

As I'm in the UK at the moment, I thought I'd take a visit back to Las Vegas to show you another engineering feat that I was fortunate enough to have documented over a couple of years and that was the construction of the new road bridge diverting traffic away from the Hoover Dam.

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.

24 comments:

  1. 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??? #mysundayphoto

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  2. Oh my goodness! It really is incredible.

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    1. It’s stunning isn’t it? And the views are amazing

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  3. Really interesting to see the change

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    1. I need to go back and see what else has changed

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  4. That is some bridge great photos showing the change #mysundayphoto

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    1. Thank you, I love visiting places over a period of time and documenting their progress

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  5. 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.

    xx

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    1. It’s stunning isn’t it, such a challenge

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  6. It's an incredible construction feat, still has to be one of the most amazing things in the World.

    Thank you for linking up to #MySundayPhoto

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    1. I think that probably impressed me more than anything in Dubai due to the challenges faced

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  7. Wow that really is high! I can't imagine the engineering to build that. But what a change over the years. #MySundayPhoto

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    1. Would love to go back soon and see what else has changed

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  8. What a bridge! I am not sure I would want to cross it though!

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    1. We actually walked over it, it was amazing

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  9. Oh wow! That is amazing! So much work must have went into building it. x

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  10. 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! #MySundayPhoto

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  11. I love this collection! I always love bridge photos =) #mysundayphoto

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    1. thank you, I'm amazed at how many photos I have of projects like this over the years

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  12. 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)

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    1. oh vegas is well worth the visit, even with kids

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