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Amargosa Trail bridge


Aesthetically speaking, the Amargosa Trail bridge in Henderson is nothing special—just a mauve-colored steel structure, a chain-link fence and some concrete, all stretching about 18 feet above busy St. Rose Parkway. And, to be honest, we can count on two hands the number of people we’ve actually seen cross the bridge since it opened 18 months ago. But that doesn’t make it any less of a community asset; just means more of us could stand to get off the couch and reacquaint ourselves with the great outdoors. The $1.7 million bridge, just east of Eastern Avenue, links the Siena Heights Trailhead with Cactus Wren Park. The latter serves as the northern end point of the Amargosa Trail and Trailheads project, a 6-mile bicycle and pedestrian urban pathway that starts at Mission Drive west of Horizon Ridge Parkway and connects to the county’s trail system west of Eastern.

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The tastemaker and nightlife impresario is a partner of Tao Group, a leading restaurant and nightlife company that develops, owns and operates numerous high-profile food and beverage facilities nationwide, including Tao, Lavo and Marquee. Along with his partners, Strauss was named Hospitality Operator of the Year by Nightclub & Bar in 2006, and their work with Marquee has been profiled as a case study by Harvard Business School.