Hoover Dam is just a 30 minute drive from Las Vegas so a must to see.
All of us in front of the dam.
The new bridge that was built to bypass the dam. It was suppose to take 5 years to build, but took 7 years to complete at a cost of around 5 billion dollars.
To build the bridge they started on each side and it was joined in the middle.
We decided to take a tour of the dam.
Simon enjoyed walking threw the tunnels.
It was interesting to see the power generator turbines in action.
Inspections are done regularly to look for cracks in the thick cement walls.
Gerry and I are not to excited seeing the thin cracks in the walls.
We all enjoyed the tour, and managed to survive the 110′ heat. A first for all of us, and as Gerry would say that it felt like walking in front of a blow drier.