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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. Plan your Hoover Dam Bypass visit and explore what else you can see and do in Las Vegas using our Las Vegas journey maker site.
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  • I have been to Vegas multiple times, and finally made my way out to see the Hoover Dam. It is only about 40 miles from The Strip, an easy trip by car. There is a parking lot at the bottom of the...  more »
  • This has been on my bucket list for some years. Finally I was able to cross it off. I could not image how big this Dam Bypass was, but up close and in person - says it all. This is also a must see!  more »
  • My aunt and I went to the dam for photos and she was thoroughly pleased at seeing it for the first time in her life. We took pictures on the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge. She...  more »

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