Some photos from the newly opened Mike O’Callaghan – Pat Tillman Memorial bridge which is the new bypass for the Hoover Dam route 93 into Arizona (or Nevada). The bridge has a walkway on the dam side that is very much worth visiting. Amazing views of the Colorado River, Hoover Dam and surrounding landscape awaits!

Just a short 35 minute trip from the Las Vegas Strip, Hoover Dam should be on your list of “to-do’s” when in Vegas.

Enjoy !

Looking at the side of the  Mike O'Callaghan - Pat Tillman Bridge from the Nevada side.

Looking at the side of the Mike O’Callaghan – Pat Tillman Bridge from the Nevada side into Arizona.

 

Looking at the Mike O'Callaghan - Pat Tillman Bridge from the Hoover Dam near Arizona.

Looking at the Mike O’Callaghan – Pat Tillman Bridge from the Hoover Dam near the Arizona border.

 

The face of the Hoover Dam from the the Mike O'Callaghan - Pat Tillman Bridge

The face of the Hoover Dam from the the Mike O’Callaghan – Pat Tillman Bridge over the top of the Hoover Dam. The Colorado River is seen running to the dam.

 

The Winding Colorado River is deep blue

The Winding Colorado River is deep blue which makes a great contrast to the reds and browns of the desert landscape.