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Hoover Dam Bypass, Las Vegas

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Drive the 5.6 km (3.5 m) Hoover Dam Bypass to see a massive concrete dam, travel the longest single-arch bridge in North America, and cross state lines. The highlight of the bypass is the Mike O’Callaghan - Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge. Standing 260 m (840 ft) above the Colorado River, the bridge is the second highest in the United States. It offers fantastic views of the Hoover Dam, a Depression-era engineering wonder, and Lake Mead. If you are interested in learning about the dam’s history, stop and take a tour. Park in one of the nearby lots if you would like to walk the bridge and take photos. Continue to the middle to see the state line marker. For free parking, cross to the Arizona side. Make Hoover Dam Bypass part of your personalized Las Vegas itinerary using our Las Vegas travel itinerary maker.
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  • I was very surprised to see how amazing this structure was on the way to the Hoover dam. I don't even understand how they were able to build a bridge with so much concrete underneath it. It is an amaz...  more »
  • This is a must visit attraction.The best way to visit is with adventure photo tours.please give my regards to Philip the Australian tour guide,He is brilliant. Knowledge of Vegas is second to none.a v...  more »
  • If you plan to visit the Hoover Dam I would highly encouraging you finding a video on the building of the dam to get some background information. I think one appreciates the incredible accomplishment ...  more »

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