Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Tillman Bridge

On my way to Photoshop World this year in Las Vegas I drove up US 93 through Kingman and then on to the Hoover Dam. Currently, the the Federal Highway Administration, the Arizona Department of Transportation, and Nevada Department of Transportation are coordinating the building of a bypass bridge over the Colorado River. The bridge is being built about a half mile downstream from the dam and is needed to reduce congestion, improve safety and keep the bridge secure from attack. I was happy to hear that the bridge will be named after Pat Tillman, well actually it will be named after two people, the former governer of Nevada Mike O'Callaghan and Pat Tillman. But to me it will just be the Tillman bridge. A new documentary about the tragedy of his death has come out, but I would rather focus on how he lived his life.

The photo above was taken about 18 months ago on a previous trip to Las Vegas. The bridge nearly complete, and is set to open in November of this year.

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