The Hoover Dam Bypass Will Make You Ooooh and Aaaah

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There's not much to say about these images of the Hoover Dam Bypass except expletives mixed with a dozen shades of amazement. It's not the longest or the tallest or the biggest or the complexest, and still, it's stunning:

Click to viewThese images of the bridge—called the Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge—were shot in September 2009, as the 1,060-foot twin-rib concrete arch advances towards its late 2010 opening. The $240 million, 2,000-foot bridge is part of a larger project, a 3.5-mile corridor that begins in Clark County, Nevada, and ends in Mohave County, Arizona. [Hoover Dam Bypass via Industrial Interface via DRB]

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$240 million? And this saves people what, like 2-3 minutes of driving? It's beautiful, I'll be the first to admit that, but this is just a ridiculous example of runaway funding. #hoverdambypass