Hoover Dam, Boulder City

Hoover Dam, once known as Boulder Dam, is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between Arizona and Nevada.

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Visiting Hoover dam was a nice break from the hustle and bustle of the Vegas strip and it was a fairly short drive too. Approximately 45 mn from the city. We didn’t do the tour  but just walked around and took some great pictures of the dam and its surroundings.

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Here is an image of the upstream from Hoover Dam. You could see the majestic views of the mountains

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The four-lane Hoover Dam Bypass opened in 2010. It includes a composite steel and concrete arch bridge, the Mike O’Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, 1,500 ft  downstream from the dam.

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The penstock towers from Nevada side of the dam.

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We were very impressed by the Hoover Dam. The visitors center is well planned, very clean and there is free parking if you drive a little further up. but the parking near the center is not free.

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The penstock towers from Arizona side of the dam.

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Walking along the Mike O’Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge.Busy with people and scary when you are in the middle. 🙂

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