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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 built to relieve congestion over the top of Hoover Dam, which was formerly a part of US93. The new bridge re-routed the highway and opened up a... Read More
The Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge was built to relieve congestion over the top of Hoover Dam, which was formerly 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, one of the highest concrete-arch bridges in the world and the second-highest bridge in the United States, standing 890 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
- Daily Sunrise-Sunset
- Free Things to Do: "The turn-off for the bridge and Hoover Dam can be easy to miss. Keep an eye out as you approach the Hoover Dam Lodge –" if you miss the turn, you'll have to drive across the bridge before you can turn around."
- Best for Free Things to Do Because: The Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge is one of the tallest bridges in the United States and offers a pedestrian walkway with an amazing view.