Mike O’Callaghan was the 23rd governor of the state of Nevada, a Korean War veteran, and an influential politician and for the state. Upon graduating from the University of Idaho in 1956, O’Callaghan was appointed as head of the Department of Human Resources in Nevada, and in 1963 President Johnson appointed O’Callaghan regional director of the Office of Emergency Preparedness. O’Callaghan was also a high school teacher at Basic High School in Henderson, Nev. and retired his political career and become executive director of the Las Vegas Sun until his death in 2004.
Pat Tillman is a famous football player-turned-military man who left a major impact after his tragic death while located in Afghanistan. Playing for Arizona State University starting in 1994, Tillman was a key part of the Sun Devils’ football team as an excellent linebacker. Tillman was drafted into the NFL as the 226th pick for the Arizona Cardinals where he was moved to a safety position and played ten of the sixteen games of his rookie year. Tillman even turned down a $9 million contract offer from the St. Louis Rams to hold his loyalty to the state of Arizona. However, after the 9/11 tragedy struck the United States, Tillman left his professional career with the Cardinals and enlisted in the United States Army in 2002.
Both Mike O’Callaghan and Pat Tillman were influential people in not only the west coast of the United States but the entire country itself, so it is no wonder the massive memorial bridge of the Hoover Dam Bypass Project was named after the two. Linking both the states of Nevada and Arizona, the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Bridge serves as a safer route for tourists and travelers en route between the two states. The memorial bridge is also influential for travelers on Las Vegas to Grand Canyon tours.
The Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge is the first concrete-steel composite arch bridge in the United States and has the longest concrete arch in the entire Western Hemisphere. The bridge’s construction was finally completed in 2010 and has become a major tourist attraction along its counterpart it stands to serve, the Hoover Dam.
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