Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge...
|Copyright: george radonic (gnada)
|Date Taken: 2009-10-09|
|Categories: Architecture, Artwork|
|Camera: Nikon Coolpix 8800|
|Exposure: f/4.5, 1/600 seconds|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2009-11-04 9:29|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
Las Vegas - Hoover Dam...
Dam Bypass Bridge announced in 2004, the Bypass Bridge has been five years under construction. Due to be completed in 2010, the bridge has slowly been taking shape. Here is my shot, a record of this incredible bridge as it nears completion.
The people of Arizona and Nevada are patient folk. Since 1935 they have seen their local roads slowly but surely become more and more congested, most certainly at one particular point.
It won’t exactly be a slim bridge, but it and the other new sections of Highway 93 will have two lanes going each way over its five hundred and seventy five meter span. It may not be an idea to look down either if you suffer from vertigo. The road itself will be a dizzying two hundred and fifty six meters above the Arizona River. Although people will still be able to park and walk across it (if they dare) drivers will not be able to see the Hoover Dam. It is too close and too below to be seen by them. The project suffered a serious setback in 2006 when four cranes collapsed. This caused a massive two year delay while the project recovered. It is now back on trac.
There will be seven approach spans all in all, two on the Arizona side and five on the Nevada side. The bridge is enormous, but its proximity to the dam is less than half a kilometer. The longer, more proper and formal name is the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge. Perhaps it is already known as The Mike and Pat locally. O’Callaghan was the Governor of Nevada in the nineteen seventies as well as a veteran of the Korean War.
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- [2009-11-04 9:36]
Same series, the episode! Waiting and the next!
Excellent image, very beautiful colors.
- [2009-11-04 10:05]
This is a beautiful view of the bridge. Good POV and the the cloud cover really adds to the overall photo. Nice bright blue skies and good detail. Well done on this ! Julie
That's a pretty scary looking bridge! Great capture. The only thing that is a bit distracting is the lamp post right in the middle.. but perhaps you didn't have any choice in that matter. But I love the colours and sharp details, and it's a wonderful perspective/point of view.
Hello George! Interesting place, very interesting topic, nice light and colours, good POV and capture. Very fine note. Good luck!
The modern architekture is here very nice presented and you take good angle for this picture
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