Man has built some structures in the most hostile terrains in the world, from the Panama Canal to the Hoover Dam. Heat and death defying heights can halt scheduled time frames for projects. In many cases construction site death is another unfortunate obstacle to contend with. In the early part of the 20th century the equipment was inferior and consumed valuable time. They are building The Hoover Dam Bypass, a new bridge towering over the Hoover Dam which will reach almost 900 feet (274m) above the river at its highest point. When you marvel at ingenuity such as this you have to ponder, why it’s impossible to solve world hunger. The irony here is that the Hoover Dam was built in the first recession, and now a bridge right next to falls in the same harsh economic conditions echoed by the first one.
The Hoover Dam Bypass Website (details on construction)
Aerial view map of Hoover Dam Bypass