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Old 10-27-2010, 11:44 AM   #1
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Info on new hoover dam bridge

Rode the motorcycles over the new bridge this afternoon with no problems at all. In fact, we didn't even know we had crossed into AZ until we hit the first offramp in AZ.

Threre are concrete dividers on both sides and in the medium so you can't see over the bridge railings or oncoming traffic. Very nice ride. No restrictions on heavy trucks and or rv's.

In order to access the pedestrian walkway, enter it from Exit 2 on the Nevada side and proceed as if going to go over the dam then pull into a small parking lot. There are only three parking sites in the lot large enuf to hold a bus or truck/trailer. Be prepared to walk up a bunch of steps or use the handicap ramp.

There is no pedestrian access from the AZ side.
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Rode the motorcycles over the new bridge this afternoon with no problems at all. In fact, we didn't even know we had crossed into AZ until we hit the first offramp in AZ.
Thanks for the report Jim!
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There are concrete dividers on both sides and in the medium so you can't see over the bridge railings or oncoming traffic. Very nice ride. No restrictions on heavy trucks and or rv's.
How high are those barriers? I would bet from the seat of a class A motorhome you can see over them. Will hopefully be crossing ourselves in Feb. and not too enamored with height.
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How high are those barriers? I would bet from the seat of a class A motorhome you can see over them. Will hopefully be crossing ourselves in Feb. and not too enamored with height.
According to another report (on this site?), the barriers are high enough that you cannot see over them from a motorhome.
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Without having my handy-dandy tape measure with me, I would say the barriers are about 5' in heighth, From the seat of the truck, a converted class 8 Volvo, you would have to stand up to see over the edge and then all you would see would be blue sky. They designed the bridge quite well in that respect.
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The barriers are designed and intended to prevent "rubbernecking" drivers from creating a hazard on the bridge. I guess if someone is really dedicated to viewing the dam while crossing the bridge they will find a way.
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