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Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge
Type: Architecture, Family Friendly, Free Attractions, Great Views, Outdoor Activities, Uniquely Here
The Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge was build to relieve congestion over the top of Hoover Dam, which had formerly been a part of US93. The new bridge re-routed the highway and opened up... Read More
The Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge was build to relieve congestion over the top of Hoover Dam, which had formerly been a part of US93. The new bridge re-routed the highway and opened up a whole new view of Hoover Dam. Best of all, you can park and walk across the bridge for free. Stairs and ramps lead up to the bridge access, and several placards and signs offer information about the bridge and the history of the men it's named for, although most people refer to it informally as the Bypass Bridge. The bridge is an architectural feat, the highest concrete-arch bridge in the world (as of this writing in 2018) and the second highest bridge in the United States, standing 880 feet above the Colorado. It's 1,905 feet long and offers unparalleled views of Hoover Dam for those who are not afraid of heights.
US93 Outside of Boulder City
Las Vegas, NV
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- Free Things to Do: "If you continue on to Hoover Dam, the parking on the dam is $10, but free parking is located higher up the canyon on the Arizona side. Admission to the Visitor Center is $10 and tours of the dam start at $15."
- Best for Free Things to Do Because: The bridge built to bypass Hoover Dam is an amazing engineering feat in its own right and offers jaw-dropping views of the dam and Colorado River.