It is the Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, spanning the Colorado River, connecting Arizona and Nevada, diverting traffic off of the top of the Hoover Dam which sits 1,500 feet to its north.
|An elegant solution to a complicated problem.
It does not compete with its sister structure. Rather it compliments her perfectly.
|Honestly, the message seems unecessary
|Foreground completed during the Great Depression (1936). Background, completed during the Great Recession (2010). Public works at their best.
This bridge is a testimonial to an America that has by no means disappeared, one where technical skill, engineering can-do, and a tremendously sensitive aesthetic understanding meld form to function with brawn, delicacy and awareness, creating something that will stand the test of generations.
|To the detail, beautiful.
Now that my high horse has grown tired, I can also note that standing on the O'Callaghan-Tillman Bridge, 1000 feet above the gorge below, with two 18-wheelers rolling over it at 60 m.p.h. one feels not so much as a shimmer under foot.