A trip to Las Vegas isn’t complete without a side trip to the Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon, although, the dam is oftentimes just a brief stop on the way to the Grand Canyon. When I visited Las Vegas last February, I decided to book a tour of just the dam in order to explore the entire complex including the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, an arch bridge that spans the Colorado River and connects the states of Nevada and Arizona. Before the bridge was built, all traffic goes right on top of the dam with everyone slowing down to observe and take photos resulting to major traffic jams. The bridge now allows continuous driving for regular commuters while avoiding the tourists on the dam below. The bridge just like the dam is considered as a major fear of engineering being the highest concrete arch bridge in the world. The tour included a walk on the bridge providing us a bird’s eye view of the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and the Colorado River. Here are some photos I took of the bridge during my visit to this architectural masterpiece.


  1. Super photos. When we were in Las Vegas last April for a conference, we didn’t have time to go over the dam, so I didn’t get the new bridge from underneath or a view of it from the dam. We walked from the west side of the bridge to the east side and back, and got photos of the dam, river, installation about how the bridge was built and the electrical works. The bridge is impressive.

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    • The bridge is best viewed from the dam where you can enjoy its beauty and magnificience in its entirety . Still awesome though that you got to walk on it. Thanks for dropping by.

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