Thursday, October 25, 2012

Hoover Dam: What A Site

It may no longer be the highest dam in the world, but Hoover Dam is still extraordinarily impressive.

When we were young, the road twisted and turned and eventually you drove right across the dam. Recently the Mike O’Callaghan – Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge has been completed downstream with walls too high to allow you to see the dam from your car.

You can, however, take an exit, drive a half mile or so down the twisty road, pass through security, park your car, and hike up to walk across this 890 feet-high 1,060 feet-long span for a magnificent view of the dam.

As we drive into Boulder City NV, we can see Lake Mead in the distance.

Fine dam views...

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