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Old 10-18-2010, 10:42 AM   #1
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Has anyone driven over the new bridge?

The new bridge that bypasses the Hoover dam. I cant wait to do it.
Anyone been over it yet?
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I saw it in July and it looked very scary to me. I'm sure it is well reinforced, but I am not fond of heights and that one is way up there. I will be glad to let you go over it and tell me all about it.
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The morning news today (Oct 18) said the bridge will open in a week but they will not announce the time or day because they don't want a back up of vehicles of people wanting to be the first to drive across.
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Old 10-18-2010, 12:42 PM   #4
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The morning news today (Oct 18) said the bridge will open in a week but they will not announce the time or day because they don't want a back up of vehicles of people wanting to be the first to drive across.
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OH,, for some reason I thought it was allready open.
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Old 10-18-2010, 03:47 PM   #5
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According to an article in this past Sunday's Parade Magazine, the bridge will have pedestrian walkways on both sides with a barrier to keep drivers from rubbernecking looking at the dam. So it seems to me that even if you're afraid of heights, since you won't really be able to look over the bridge, it should be a piece of cake (I'm afraid of heights, but we WILL go over the bridge if the opportunity presents itself).
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According to an article in this past Sunday's Parade Magazine, the bridge will have pedestrian walkways on both sides with a barrier to keep drivers from rubbernecking looking at the dam. So it seems to me that even if you're afraid of heights, since you won't really be able to look over the bridge, it should be a piece of cake (I'm afraid of heights, but we WILL go over the bridge if the opportunity presents itself).
Is this true still for the height of a motorhome? I am looking forward to seeing and driving over it. Saw the construction a couple of years ago. Pretty amazing structure.
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1ciderdog is correct.

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Old 10-18-2010, 06:53 PM   #8
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A friend in AZ sent me this one - it is an article on the new bridge. Hope the link works.

The Birth of a Modern Marvel | Parade.com
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I drove across it in our motorhome this morning. Really could not tell we were crossing a bridge. The walls on the edges are a few feet up, and wide shoulders, so you can't see over it, even in the high motorhome. It isn't very long. We were across it in no time. Must have saved us 1/2 to 1 hour over the old route over the dam including stopping for inspection. They have created a beautiful highway on either side of the bridge. Still some paving happening on the AZ side, but this morning around 10 AM traffic flowed well.
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Old 10-24-2010, 07:25 PM   #10
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Shouldn't be any different than driving over the Royal Gorge bridge in Colorado.

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While stationed in Denver, I took my family down to the Royal Gorge and crossed the bridge. Traffic stopped while we were on the bridge and we could feel the swaying which was quite enough to frighten my wife. I don't believe this bridge will do that.
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While stationed in Denver, I took my family down to the Royal Gorge and crossed the bridge. Traffic stopped while we were on the bridge and we could feel the swaying which was quite enough to frighten my wife. I don't believe this bridge will do that.
All bridges naturally move to and fro a little, they're designed to. I've sat on more than one concrete bridge going over little creeks waiting for a traffic light and felt it bounce a little as the big trucks rumbled by in the opposite direction.
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Hoover Dam bypass bridge

I have attached some pictures my wife took as we crossed the new bridge in our motorhome on Saturday. Not too impressive as we drove across, but we saved a lot of time. Much more impressive if seen from the dam, as we did earlier in the year.
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Aw,.. shucks! Barriers!
And I wanted to take the candidates for a walk across.....
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