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Driving to Vegas from Arizona..Get the Cameras Ready!

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Driving to Vegas from Arizona..Get the Cameras Ready!

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We have a trip plan for end-of-the year and I am really scare of heights & bridges...this may be a problem.

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1. Re: Driving to Vegas from Arizona..Get the Cameras Ready!

That will be great to walk across that.Can't wait.Note to self... Pencil in Oct.16.

Edited: 21 August 2010, 05:35
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It's a great accomplishment. Have watched it come up over the years and will be there late Oct to cross it on foot.

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That would be awesome,,,,,to walk across it. Will be driving over it in Nov.

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BoneCrusherArizona (BCA?), don't worry too much about it. The bridges just sway a lttle bit. What you have to worry about is the crosswinds that sweep thru the canyons and past the bridges. I think they call it wind sheer. These can really move the car around a lot. But just keep your hands firmly on the steering wheel and don't overcorrect because otherwise you'll crash and probably fly off the bridge, which is often very high (did you say you were scared of heights?).

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5. Re: Driving to Vegas from Arizona..Get the Cameras Ready!

Will you still have the choice of going on the old road? The article was a little confusing on that.

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So, correct me if I'm wrong, but if you choose to go to the dam itself, it's a one-way in,,,one-way out scenario? There will be no access to the bridge from the AZ side? Do I have it right?

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"People will still be able to drive across the dam, after turning off what will be the main part of U.S. 93 near the Hacienda Hotel and Casino, Dwyer said.

“We think that’s really a part of the experience that people have tended to enjoy,” she said. But once the bridge is open, motorists who cross the dam will have to turn around and cross the dam again to go back to U.S. 93."

I take this to mean that you can do the original drive as well, you just have to get back on the different road again, so would assume it would go through both states.

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8. Re: Driving to Vegas from Arizona..Get the Cameras Ready!

My understanding is that coming from Az you will have 2 choices, up and over the new bridge or go via laughlin. The wife has already told me we will go via Laughlin.

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"A parking lot is being built on the Nevada side of the bridge and a trail will lead to the bridge."

A bartender at a Las Vegas casino told me this parking lot will only have 36 spaces. Seems woefully inadequate if that's true. Anyone hear anything different?

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"But once the bridge is open, motorists who cross the dam will have to turn around and cross the dam again to go back to U.S. 93."

I take that to mean if you drive over the dam, you will have to turn around and go back the same way to get out.

shrek, you will have to make that determination in Kingman, and motorists have always had the choice of the Dam, or Laughlin.

Edited: 21 August 2010, 19:45