Saturday, September 10, 2011

Hoover Dam

Arizona Border

Can you see the people on top of the bridge?

Arizona Border at Hoover Dam

Nevada Border at Hoover Dam

Overlooking the Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge or known as Hoover Dam Bypass

Hoover Dam

Going back to Nevada


Hoover Dam- This was our last place to visit during our Las Vegas Trip last July 3, we checked out from our hotel around 9am and took us 30 minutes to get there. It was a bit hazy and so the pictures I took were not that clear but the temperature that time was so hot, 110F. It felt like we were inside the oven ;-) We didn't get to see and tour the dam since the line was long and our time was so limited and besides we really could not stand the heat there hehehe, so we just took pictures outside and after an hour we headed straight to our friend's friend's house to eat our late lunch. After eating we headed straight to the airport for our 6:30pm flight back to Seattle.

Hoover Dam- is located on the border of Nevada and Arizona States. It was named in honor of President Herbert Hoover. The dam's generators provide electricity to Nevada, Arizona and California. The construction of this dam began 1931 and was completed in 1936 and it was dedicated in 1935 by President Franklin Roosevelt.

The Mike O'Callaghan – Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge (known as Hoover Dam Bypass) was opened recently last Oct. 2010. The bridge was constructed to improve safety, security and traffic.


dong ho said...

dams are really interesting structures. too bad that i have not been to a dam that close. maybe by summer time here in the philippines

Missy said...

Dong Ho- thanks for dropping by, actually it's my first time to see a dam ;-)

docgelo said...

i love your photos in this post, ms. alice este, sards oops missy pala dito..., hehehe... paborito ko ang hoover dam bypass bridge picture, postcard perfect!
aliw ako di pa kami nakapunta dito syempre. :)
at least kaayaaya ang tanawin kahit sing-init ng oven. :)

bertN said...

I saw that bypass bridge when it was still under construction but so far, I have not driven across it.

Missy said...

docgelo- thanks, if you try to visit hoover dam, try no to go during summer hehehe

bertN- actually I didn't know that was a new construction until I was posting this blog and read some articles about it ;-)

Photo Cache said...

the bridge wasn't completed when I last went there.

जाट देवता (संदीप पवाँर) said...

great bridge & dam