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Archive for Friday, October 15, 2010

Hoover Dam bypass bridge complete

October 15, 2010

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— A soaring bridge that will let drivers bypass Hoover Dam — and steer clear of its security checkpoints and gawking tourists — is set to open after nearly eight years and $240 million worth of work.

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.

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