The Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge Looks Damn Scary To Us
With our friends from home in town, there was one thing we were going to do on their last day yesterday: see
Crazy Girls the Grand Canyon and the Hoover Dam.
And as luck would have it, it turned out that yesterday happened to be the day of the grand dedication/opening ceremony of the Hoover Dam bypass bridge.
We didn’t go up on the bridge – turns out it won’t actually be open to drive across for another couple of weeks, and one of the security guards told us the predicted date is November 1 – but having had a good stare at it from the dam level, we’re debating whether we’d actually dare drive across it. Now that it’s complete, it’s no less scary-looking than it was when it was half done.
The stats: it’s 890ft high, the longest concrete arch in the western hemisphere and 1,900ft long. And it’s bloody terrifying.
Would you? Drop your comments in below.