Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Hoover Dam Bridge

Hoover Dam Bypass, officially called Mike O´Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, its one of the most spectacular concrete arch bridge. The bridge links the states of Arizona and Nevada across the Colorado river.

The total length of the bridge is 579 meters (1900 feet) and the road it´s 256 meters (840 feet) above the river. When complete, the 323 meter arch will be the forth longest concrete arch in the world.

The master design is by HDR Engineering, T.Y. Lin International desings the bridge and Sverdrup Civil Inc is designing the approaches.

Construction started on 2006 and it will be finished on 2010.

Next video, composed of 5 videos, explains the construction of the Hoover Dam bridge.

Building Hoover Dam Bridge 1/5

Building Hoover Dam Bridge 2/5

Building Hoover Dam Bridge 3/5

Building Hoover Dam Bridge 4/5

Building Hoover Dam Bridge 5/5