This bridge is good news for anyone that travels between Phoenix and Las Vegas or places in Utah, and has ever gotten stuck on the Hoover Dam in traffic.
Creeping closer inch by inch, 900 feet above the mighty Colorado River, the two sides of a $160 million bridge at the Hoover Dam slowly take shape.
The bridge will carry a new section of US Route 93 past the bottleneck of the old road which can be seen twisting and winding around and across the dam itself. When complete, it will provide a new link between the states of Nevada and Arizona . In an incredible feat of engineering, the road will be supported on the two massive concrete arches which jut out of the rock face. The arches are made up of 53 individual sections each 24 feet long which have been cast on-site and are being lifted into place using an improvised high-wire crane strung between temporary steel pylons. The arches will eventually measure more than 1,000 feet across. At the moment, the structure looks like a traditional suspension bridge. But once the arches are complete, the suspending cables on each side will be removed. Extra vertical columns will then be installed on the arches to carry the road.
The bridge has become known as the Hoover Dam bypass, although it is officially called the Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, after a former governor of Nevada and an American Football player from Arizona who joined the US Army and was killed in Afghanistan. Work on the bridge started in 2005 and should finish next year. An estimated 17,000 cars and trucks will cross it every day. The dam was started in 1931 and used enough concrete to build a road from New York to San Francisco. The stretch of water it created, Lake Mead, is 110 miles long and took six years to fill. The original road was opened at the same time as the famous dam in 1936. An extra note: The top of the white band of rock in Lake Mead is the old waterline prior to the drought and development in the Las Vegas area. It is over 100 feet above the current water level.
At the Hurricane Pioneer Museum they have beautiful paintings lining one wall. I would like to share them. In the picture of Christ and the lambs, his eyes seem to follow you all around the room.
Luke 18: 16 16 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.
Mark 10: 14 14 But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.
John 10: 11, 14 , 16 11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. 14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine. 16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.
JS-H 1: 49 49 The first thing that I can recollect was a voice speaking unto me, calling me by name. I looked up, and beheld the same messenger standing over my head, surrounded by light as before. He then again related unto me all that he had related to me the previous night, and commanded me to go to my afather and tell him of the vision and commandments which I had received.
I met Karen in Sept 1976, when we became roommates at Utah State University. We were nothing alike, she was from California & Utah, I was from Massachusetts (and spoke fast like people in Massachusetts do), she was deaf, I am hearing, she was Methodist, I am LDS. Even with the differences we became friends.
I coudn't find a picture from college, but this is an older one. We lived together for 1 year & 1 quarter, when Karen developed a brain tumor and had to withdraw from school for a while. We've seen each other off and on over the years, but its been a long time. Friday afternoon we got together for lunch at
We visited and ate and visited and ate some more.
Karen & her husband Dave
Dave, Karen & I
After lunch we went out to Karen's house and visited some more, and I was able to see her Dad, who lives with them.
Welcome to my blog. The thoughts and opinions here are strictly my own.My parents signed me up for my 1st book club before I was born. I have always loved books and reading.The 1st LDS Fiction I read was Added Upon by Nephi Anderson when I was 10. At the time it was the very best LDS Fiction had to offer. It has greatly improved over the past few years. I read as much as I can in my spare time.I grew up in Massachusetts, went to High School at Algonquin Regional High School, and college at Utah State University.I have lived in Michigan, Massachusetts & Utah.I currently live in Phoenix, AZ where I work full time as a Patient Care Advocate, and I make ties to order in my spare time.If you see a tie you would like to order, or need something special for an occasion contact me at Primarymary2@gmail.com. Please keep in mind, I made all of my ties in cotton, and have to be tied. They can be made in many different sizes up to Adult, but please check for fabric availability.