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bronco militia
07-08-2009, 02:22 PM
:~ohyah!:

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/07/04/article-1197544-057A3EFE000005DC-266_964x681.jpg

http://s85.photobucket.com/albums/k77/brycecleveland/100_3140.jpg


more pics
http://forums.dhsdiecast.com/default.aspx?g=posts&t=121695

loborugger
07-08-2009, 04:12 PM
I was thru there about a year ago. That bridge has progressed nicely since then. That thing will be WAY up there when its all done.

TDmvp
07-08-2009, 04:15 PM
that's sweet . and first I've heard of it .

Spider
07-08-2009, 06:26 PM
I cant wait until I drive a truck over that thing

loborugger
07-08-2009, 06:45 PM
I cant wait until I drive a truck over that thing

That'll cut 30 to 45 minutes off the trip being able to go over that thing.

KillerBronco#76
07-08-2009, 06:52 PM
thats a ****ing sweet bridge... if i ever had to make the choice of a bridge id commit suicide from ,that thing is it. No chance in hell to survive and you get a great view on the way down. Although you'd probley have longer to regret what your doing that would suck.

Spider
07-08-2009, 07:38 PM
That'll cut 30 to 45 minutes off the trip being able to go over that thing.

Rodgo , I done heard you on that ......

Meck77
07-08-2009, 08:13 PM
That is perfect for Bowlen doubters.....

footstepsfrom#27
07-08-2009, 08:17 PM
I cant wait until I drive a truck over that thing
How 'bout a skateboard? :wiggle:

BroncoBuff
07-08-2009, 08:37 PM
Where's that confounded bridge?

Meck77
07-08-2009, 08:39 PM
Use to drive that road to Vegas back in the day from Tucson. Little did I know there are some very nice hot spring holes just below that dam. FYI.

Spider
07-08-2009, 09:13 PM
Where's that confounded bridge?

hoover dam

Spider
07-08-2009, 09:15 PM
How 'bout a skateboard? :wiggle:

LOL seeing my big ole country ass on a skate board = Multiple reruns on Americas funniest home videos

ZONA
07-08-2009, 11:42 PM
They decided to build it after the 911 stuff. They don't want common traffic going over the dam anymore. And it will save alot more then 30-45 minutes. That's if you could just drive right over Hoover dam with no backed up traffic. Every time I went, which has been about 15 times, it's been total BS getting over that thing. Just getting from one side of the dam to the other usually took a good 30 minutes. Always waiting for your turn and then all the cars parked along the side of the road before and after it cutting in front of you. And then the single lane stuff blew, big ole trucks take for ever to get moving. Yeah, it was neat the first time and then I always hated going over it. It was a hassle to say the least.

That's gonna be one spooky bridge to drive over man.

Taco John
07-08-2009, 11:46 PM
That's one of the coolest things I've ever seen.

ZONA
07-08-2009, 11:56 PM
Here's the video from Discovery Channel on the construction.

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ZONA
07-09-2009, 12:03 AM
It's going to take two extra years to build the bypass bridge near the Hoover Dam. The bridge is being designed to carry traffic from US-93 between Nevada and Arizona.

A federal official overseeing construction now says the project won't be done until 2010. It was supposed to be complete in 2008.

The delay is expected to cost more, although an amount has not been named.

The project had been on time and under budget until a powerful windstorm last September caused construction cranes to collapse and halted work until the cranes could be rebuilt.

Crews are now going to have to erect another set of special cranes to complete the span across the Colorado River.

Taco John
07-09-2009, 12:18 AM
Pshaw... Money. Just pass some legislation. Someone will print it up.

watermock
07-09-2009, 12:32 AM
Now we know where that 800 billion went!

I think I read that project is 30 million, or is that a misprint?

Anyone have the $#? 30 billion sounds high.

300 million sounds right.

Archer81
07-09-2009, 12:36 AM
When my brother graduated bootcamp in SD, we drove back through Vegas. My mom and I went over the hoover dam at 630 am or so, sun was coming up. Had the guys out there regulating traffic, I dont think they even had the cranes up for the bridge yet. Was pretty awesome.

:Broncos:

watermock
07-09-2009, 12:39 AM
That place is so full of electromagnetics and both neg and pos ions, it makes you tingle.

Take the full tour to see real craftsmanship.

OBF1
07-09-2009, 01:22 AM
2 words..... BASE JUMPING :)

theAPAOps5
07-09-2009, 05:06 AM
I watched that episode on Discovery shown in the youtube clips. That is one cool ass project.

loborugger
07-09-2009, 06:01 AM
Where's that confounded bridge?

Nice Zep reference.

alkemical
07-09-2009, 06:03 AM
HOOVER GUIDE
Over 40 thousand cubic tons of concrete
were used in the construction of the
Hoover Dam.

B&B
Huh huh huh huh huh huh.

HOOVER GUIDE
From top to bottom, this dam is 51
stories.

BEAVIS
Uh, huh huh, excuse me. Is this a God
Damn?

B&B
Huh huh huh huh huh.

crawdad
07-09-2009, 06:42 AM
I'd say they are getting dam close!

TailgateNut
07-09-2009, 07:19 AM
Now we know where that 800 billion went!

I think I read that project is 30 million, or is that a misprint?

Anyone have the $#? 30 billion sounds high.

300 million sounds right.
I'm sure it isn't 30 million. Projects are going for pennies these days, but 30million wouldn't pay for a tenth of that beauty.

TailgateNut
07-09-2009, 07:20 AM
I'd say they are getting dam close!


Hilarious!

Dam Right!

Beantown Bronco
07-09-2009, 07:34 AM
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Rohirrim
07-09-2009, 09:17 AM
I've always loved bridges. That one (over the Hoover Dam) is spectacular. Hard to believe, but the basic technology is not much different than what the Romans devised 2,000 years ago. This one is the Alcantara, which the Romans built in Spain in AD106 using no mortar, just granite blocks.

http://penelope.uchicago.edu/~grout/encyclopaedia_romana/hispania/alcantara.jpg

Beantown Bronco
07-09-2009, 09:20 AM
Toledo, baby. Love that place.

Dagmar
07-09-2009, 10:36 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millau_Viaduct

http://northernva.typepad.com/rubicon3/images/2007/05/14/viaduct.jpg

http://images.businessweek.com/ss/06/01/wonders_bigdigs/image/millau_viaduct.jpg

http://agentsofurbanism.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/millau-viaduct-aerial.gif

Taco John
07-09-2009, 10:39 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millau_Viaduct

http://northernva.typepad.com/rubicon3/images/2007/05/14/viaduct.jpg

http://images.businessweek.com/ss/06/01/wonders_bigdigs/image/millau_viaduct.jpg

http://agentsofurbanism.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/millau-viaduct-aerial.gif

Wow!

Dagmar
07-09-2009, 10:39 AM
http://www.myinterestingfiles.com/images/2008/10/bridge_under_water.jpg

Dagmar
07-09-2009, 10:42 AM
Not a bridge, but...

http://i44.tinypic.com/2cp8i6w.jpg

http://i40.tinypic.com/20zwuqg.jpg

Current records

* Tallest structure: 818 m (2,684 ft) (previously KVLY-TV mast - 628.8 m (2,063 ft))
* Tallest freestanding structure: 818 m (2,684 ft) (previously CN Tower - 553.3 m (1,815 ft))
* Building with most floors: 160 (previously Sears Tower / World Trade Center - 110)[19][3]
* Highest vertical concrete pumping (for a building): 601 m (1,972 ft) (previously Taipei 101 - 449.2 m (1,474 ft))
* Highest vertical concrete pumping (for any construction): 601 m (1,972 ft)[20] (previously Riva del Garda Hydroelectric Power Plant - 532 m (1,745 ft)[21])
* First world's tallest structure in history that includes residential space.[1]

Note: Additional records for tallest skyscraper are considered unofficial. On 20 July 2007, the head of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), Antony Wood, said "We will not classify it as a building until it is complete, clad and at least partially open for business to avoid things like the Ryungyong [sic] project. Taipei 101 is thus officially the world's tallest until that happens."[22]

TailgateNut
07-09-2009, 10:43 AM
http://www.myinterestingfiles.com/images/2008/10/bridge_under_water.jpg


is that the bridge from Chesapeake to Hampton???

orinjkrush
07-09-2009, 10:45 AM
2 words..... BASE JUMPING :)

Doesn't look like too many places to land, other than feet wet.

Dagmar
07-09-2009, 11:02 AM
is that the bridge from Chesapeake to Hampton???

Yup.

Dagmar
07-09-2009, 11:04 AM
More Millau...

http://www.brianmicklethwait.com/culture/MillauViaduct.jpg

http://www.fosterandpartners.com/content/projects/1158/83121.jpg

Rohirrim
07-09-2009, 11:46 AM
That Millau bridge is amazing.

TailgateNut
07-09-2009, 12:48 PM
Yup.


I used to fish over the tunnel and along the pilings for Striped Bass and Gray Seatrout. Awesome fishing spot at night.

crawdad
07-09-2009, 12:56 PM
is that the bridge from Chesapeake to Hampton???

I was just through that tunnel 3 weeks ago. The one down by VA Beach is awesome too.

24champ
07-09-2009, 12:57 PM
More Millau...

http://www.brianmicklethwait.com/culture/MillauViaduct.jpg

http://www.fosterandpartners.com/content/projects/1158/83121.jpg

I've watched a show (Modern Marvels or something) on Discovery channel about Millau. Freaking unreal stuff.

TailgateNut
07-09-2009, 01:20 PM
I was just through that tunnel 3 weeks ago. The one down by VA Beach is awesome too.


Are you talking about the HRBT Hampton Roads bridge tunnel( couple of miles) or the CBBT Chesapeake bay bridge tunnel (21miles)?

I spent many nights fishing both of those "hot spots".

Rohirrim
07-09-2009, 01:25 PM
She is still the grande dame of American bridges, IMO:

http://s3.images.com/huge.24.121207.JPG

Bronx33
07-09-2009, 03:53 PM
Where's that confounded bridge?


zepplin rep...