Smothers Road Bridge almost gone by Gary Gardiner | Feb 27, 2017 A welder cuts away a reinforcing rod that kept the work crew from removing a section of the concrete deck of the Smothers Road bridge over Hoover Reservoir. My Final Photo for Feb. 27, 2017. 2 Comments Steve Grossman on February 28, 2017 at 11:27 am Will boats be permitted to travel under this span beginning May 1st? Gary Gardiner on March 2, 2017 at 10:34 pm I don’t have a good answer for you. I’ll ask next week when I’m at the site.