Hoover Dam Bypass BridgeOpening date : Oct. 19, 2010
The center line of Colorado River and Hoover Dam Bridge wasState Line of Nevada and Arizona, and also a Time Zonedivided line of Pacific and Mountain Time, If drive from west tothe east, when you pass the bridge, you will enter Arizona andgain one extra hour. Click
Name of the Bridge• In the beginning called : Hoover Dam Bypass Bridgenow the official name was :• Mike O’Callaghan – Tillman KilleyMemorial BridgeMike OCallaghan – Joined the Marines at sixteen, 1952 he lostpart of his left leg in the battle of Korean War, 1971 to 1979 wasGovernor of Nevada, later he was the Executive Editor at theLas Vegas Sun newspaper, he died on March 5, 2004.• Tillman Killey – Arizona famous NFL football player, he gaveup his well paid job and joined the army, he died by a friendlyfire in Afghanistan on April 22, 2004.Click
Hoover Dam Bridge technical informationDesigner : T. Y. Lin International ( 林同棪 )1988 finished the investigation and environmental report.The design work start in July 2001 & finish two years later.• Bridge length : 1900 ft ( 580 m ).• Arch span : 1060 ft ( 320 m ).• Bridge width : Four lane highway.• Bridge height : 840 ft ( 263 m ) , 2ndheight of U.S.• Bridge away from Hoover Dam : 1600 ft ( 550 m).• Construction began on Feb. 2005 and completion on Oct.2010.• Construction cost : 114 million.• This is the first Concrete-and-steel composite arch bridge builtin United State.• Pedestrian access is provided over the bridge for tourists.Click
Hoover Dam technical information• Hoover Dam was built after 1930 Great Depression, it was aproject to increased job for American worker.• Type : Concrete gravity - arch dam• Top width : 45 ft ( 14 m), Base width : 660 ft ( 200 m)• Dam height : 726 ft ( 230 m), and 1245 ft (380 m) long• Construction begin at 1931 and finish at 1936• Total cost : 49 million• Reservoir : 28,537,000 Acre ft (35,200 Kilo cubic meter)• Power annual generation : 4.2 Billion kwh• Worker : Hired 5500 construction workers, Chinese labor wasforbidden by construction contract.• Hoover Dam was a tour spot, every year more than million ofpeoples visit there.Click
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