"Hoover Dam revisit 2011 (to the new vista point)" Lake Mead and Hoover Dam Tip by machomikemd
Lake Mead and Hoover Dam, Las Vegas: 92 reviews and 249 photos
This will be a hoover dam multi tips with more pictures of around the Hoover Dam, this time with a new vista point that leads to the Mike O'Callaghan ? Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge which is a Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge, which was started in 2005 and finished in in October 19, 2010.
Boulder Dam or HOOVER DAM, is a concrete gravity-arch dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between the U.S. states of Arizona and Nevada (it also acts the border between the Pacific Standard Time and Rocky Mountain Standard Time!) The dam is located 30 miles (48 km) southeast of Las Vegas, and is named after Herbert Hoover.Construction began in 1931 and was completed in 1935. The dam and the power plant are operated by the Bureau of Reclamation of the U.S. Department of the Interior. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1981, Hoover Dam was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1985.
Hoover Dam was without precedent, the greatest dam constructed in its day. An arch-gravity structure rising 726 feet above bedrock, Hoover is still the Western Hemisphere's highest concrete dam. It is 660 feet thick at its base, 45 feet thick at its crest, and stretches 1,244 feet across the Black Canyon. There are 4.4 million cubic yards of concrete in the dam, power plant and related structures. Hoover Dam pioneered the Bureau of Reclamation's efforts in multiple-purpose water resources development. The dam controls floods while it stores water for irrigation, municipal, and industrial uses. The dam also provides hydroelectric power generation, recreation and fish and wildlife habitat. Lake Mead is the reservoir created behind the dam, named after Elwood Mead, who oversaw the construction of the dam. Hoover Dam serves as a crossing for U.S. Route 93 but more than that, It is an attraction in it's own right.
OPERATING HOURS:Parking Garage: Open 8:00 a.m. -- Close 6:00 p.m., Visitor Center: Open 9:00 a.m. -- Close 6:00 p.m. Tickets sold until 5:15 p.m. The Hoover Dam Visitor Center is open every day of the year except for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
ADMISSION FEES: Parking fee: $7.00 (cash only), Adults (Ages 17-61) $11.00, Seniors (62+) $9.00, Juniors (Ages 7-16) $6.00, U.S. Military and Dependents (Adults & Seniors) $9.00
Children (Ages 0-6) Free
Address: 30 miles southeast of Las Vegas on US Highway 93
Directions: 30 miles southeast of Las Vegas on US Highway 93 at the Nevada-Arizona border.
Phone: (866) 730-9097
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