The second installment of the O'Callaghan - Tillman Memorial Bridge

January 04, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

10 Engineering facts about the O’Callaghan-Tillman Memorial Bridge

From 1935 until 2010 those driving to and from Las Vegas followed the slow, winding route down into the canyon and crossed the Hoover Dam. This was the shortest route to Kingman/Phoenix and east, otherwise one needed to follow US 91/95 south to Needles, CA, then to Kingman via Route 66.

The addition of the new engineering marvel, the memorial bridge, cuts hours out of what was a hot, slow drive.  The  bridge also added to the 1,500 foot stretch of the Colorado River’s engineering marvels of the modern age, making this a must see of engineering, and scenic grandeur. 

At number 10, what was a congested road nightmare for decades became untenable after 9/11. The growing population, travel and tourism, road hazards,  the new bridge has now served transportation’s needs for five years.


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