As I've been promising for a while now, here are the pictures from our tour of the Hoover Dam! I believe at the end of the pictures you will be saying "Damn! That's a nice dam!" So, prepare yourselves for it folks!
|Picture from the helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon, we got to fly over the Dam on our way in.|
|Another helicopter view, however this time it includes the new bridge - the Colorado River Bridge. The bridge officially opened on 10/19/2010 - so shortly after we left the Vegas area.|
|These are the 4 intake towers that draw in water from the river to create energy. The 2 intake towers in the back of the picture are located in Nevada and the 2 in the front are located in Arizona.|
|Power plant what!? Yep, this is the power plant IN the Hoover Dam. There are 6-7 generators that generate energy based on the flow into the intake towers.|
|Colorado Bridge view from on top of the Hoover Dam.|
Want to know what I'm doing in the below picture*? Come back in a couple of days, I have plenty more pictures where this photo came from! ;)
*BTW, I do know that this is a TERRIBLE picture of me...but, I also know that you all will appreciate it. I do this stuff only for you folks. ;)