In Retrospect: The Mike O’Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge

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Across The Colorado River Canon EOS Rebel T21 October 26, 2010

Across The Colorado River
Canon EOS Rebel T21
October 26, 2010

The Mike O’Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge spans the Colorado River between the states of Arizona and Nevada. Construction of the bridge approaches began in 2003, and construction of the bridge itself began in February 2005. The bridge was completed in 2010 and the entire bypass route opened to vehicle traffic on October 19, 2010. This photo was taken just one week later, when traffic was still pretty much non-existent. The bridge was the first concrete-steel composite arch bridge built in the United States,[5] and incorporates the widest concrete arch in the Western Hemisphere. At 900 feet (270 m) above the Colorado River, it is the second highest bridge in the United States after the Royal Gorge Bridge, and is the world’s highest concrete arch bridge.

(On January 7, 2017 I had the brilliant idea to start a second blog called In Retrospect to highlight some of my older images. That idea was actually not so smart because I found there was no real need for a second blog. It just took additional time and the theme I chose never worked properly. So after one month, I shut it down. I will continue with my bright idea here, and will post every Saturday Friday. The images will be from 2009 through 2015. But no later. For now.)

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18 thoughts on “In Retrospect: The Mike O’Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge

      1. I did, but not recently. I’ll dig them up. My camera is so much better now than it was. From the Arizona side, we were ABOVE the bridge (you can actually see that from your side). I think we were on the way to the Big Hole. I’ll post some if I can find them. They may be on the backup drive and not on this computer.


      1. Boo. Hiss. I would have thought they would put in pull out lanes to accommodate those wishing to sightsee. Clearly the people in charge did not have a photographer’s instinct.


    1. Thanks for noticing Tim. It’s only for a while. I’ve just been feeling burned out as far as posting and keeping up with everyone. I haven’t stopped shooting, though. That seems to relax me.


  1. Looking forward to all your photos, current and past!
    I started a few new blogs too and agree that it could be more work – except I only post once every few weeks anyhow! The upside to the new blogs is that they focus on particular interests, and it is fun to pull together the content!


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