Tuesday, August 7, 2012

The Dam ( Item #6)

I recently took a little trip to Las Vegas and took advantage of our proximity to go see what has happened at Hoover Dam since we were there last in 2007.  I also had an ulterior motive to photograph the dam as a historical landmark Rinda's summer's photo scavenger hunt this year.
At that time work was just beginning for a new highway to replace the then current two lane highway on top of the dam.
The dam is a pretty amazing site.  The massive amounts of water it holds and the power within the dam that the water generates.  The men that built this structure were something else. 

Like the High Scaler who, hanging from ropes sitting in a bonsun's chair hundreds of feet in the air, had the job of setting charges (drilling holes with jackhammers and packing with dynamite) and clearing loose rock from the face of the canyon wall.
The bypass bridge is now complete to vehicle and pedestrian traffic. 900 feet above the river.  We walked it from the Nevada side to Arizona.
If you're ever in the vicinity of the dam take some time to visit it and take a tour.  It changes you. 

Thanks Rinda for giving me a chance to go to the dam again.

1 comment:

  1. I love Hoover Dam. We camped there and swam in the lake many, many years ago.