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10-16-2010, 11:31 PM #1
Hoover Dam New Bypass Soaring Bridge – Engineering Wonder Photos
A new bypass bride is constructed on Colorado River near hoover dam. This project was completed in 8 years with cost of $240 million. The 1,900-foot engineering wonder perched 890 feet above the Colorado River is expected to drastically cut travel time along the main route between Las Vegas and Phoenix, as motorists will no longer have to make their way across the dam’s winding two-lane road at a snail’s pace.
“I know that the Hoover Dam is one of the wonders of the world,” U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said at a dedication ceremony Thursday. “I don’t know who gives that designation, but I hope the bridge will become another wonder of the world.”
LaHood and a delegation of government officials, including Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, heralded the span linking the Silver and Grand Canyon states as a crucial example of work being done nationwide to update the country’s infrastructure.
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