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Perspective: The Building of Hoover Dam What?

What do you think they are building here at Hoover Dam?

I took these pictures on one of my numerous trips between Phoenix, Arizona and Las Vegas, Nevada. Not to gamble though I must say. Don’t gamble except when I’m shopping for a good pair of shoes. The drive was always slow going through the dam especially after 9/11 when you had to go through security checks on both the Nevada and Arizona side. It reminded me of crossing borders between countries instead of states but necessary. It amazed me to watch this creation in process.

Building Hoover Dam Bridge in 2009
Building Hoover Dam Bridge in 2009 – Arizona Side
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Building Hoover Dam Bridge 2009 – Nevada Side
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Building Hoover Dam Bridge 2009 – Nevada Side

9 thoughts on “Perspective: The Building of Hoover Dam What?

  1. I am glad that they do not let you see how far up you are as you are driving over the dam. They raised the edge barriers high enough that from a standard vehicle it just appears to be another road. I’ve seen other bridges that as I’ve approached them I grip the door handle white knuckled. It’s the white knuckles that seem to do the trick. 🙂 Of course I have a lot of white knuckles with my Mr. Hubby’s driving. 😀

  2. It’s an engineering feat, to be sure. I doubt that I could ever drive over it but that doesn’t make it any less of a marvel.

    1. :-). I just close my eyes. Of course I’m not the one behind the wheel. It’s actually not that bad.

  3. Was just there a few months ago… the bridge is scary even after its complete…900 feet above the Colorado River! There’s a trail for pedestrians to stand on bridge to view Hoover Dam and Lake Mead- for those who aren’t bothered by height.

    1. You’re right. It’s still a little scary driving across. Did you notice they advise big trucks and cars with trailers to stay in the left lane in case of wind!

      1. That thought makes my knees buckle….

  4. Wow. That looks amazing. It actually looks a bit scary when it’s not complete – a real eye-opener as to the work involved and the engineering brilliance of the whole thing.

    1. It was truly amazing to watch it being built. They met the two sides in the middle. We now drive across it and bypass the dam. I do miss stopping at the dam but it’s cut at least 20-30 minutes from the trip.

      1. I’m glad you took photos. It would have been awesome to actually be there and watch that being built. 😀

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