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There’s a new rush in Nevada, and a huge wager isn’t required to catch it. Instead, head to the Arizona border and travel across the new Mike O’Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, 890 feet above the Colorado River. It’s guaranteed to get your adrenaline pumping with just one glance — whether you’re looking through the car window or peering over the edge to the water below.

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When the bridge opened in October 2010, the 1,900-foot-long engineering masterpiece became the highest and longest soaring concrete arch in the Western Hemisphere. The Hoover Dam bypass bridge’s span is also one of the safest ?— capable of withstanding a 1,000-year earthquake and high-speed winds (25 percent higher than code requirements).

While the bridge features the tallest segmental concrete columns of any bridge in the world, it also has rivals beat in another category: Its inspiring views of Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and the surrounding mountains mean it offers way more than convenient travel.