Hoover Dam, Nevada

Another dream come true!!!..I thought that it’s only in my dream that I can see this place..Once again, that dream came true..Going to the United States especially staying most of the time in Las Vegas is not more exciting if you don’t visit Hoover Dam. It is a pleasure to visit America’s greatest man-made engineering of all time!!..Not only considered as greatest engineering work in America but the whole world as a whole.. How can you imagine a wild river being tamed by the creation of Hoover Dam. ..such amazing works!!

below are some photos I took personally during my trip to Hoover Dam..Special thanks to my cousin Ann and family for the trip over there…That was a very nice day as we went there…we really got fun!! I will posting more photos next time!!

take care everyone!! hope you enjoy viewing here!!

one of the greatest engineering works of all time…The Hoover Dam!!
very amazing work!!! how many people might had lost their lives here during the building of this huge dam…

there she is!! having some evidence of her trip!!

the River being tamed now by Hoover Dam


A little info about Hoover Dam
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoover_Dam

Hoover Dam, also known as Boulder Dam, is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between the U.S. states of Arizona and Nevada. When completed in 1935, it was both the world’s largest electric power producing facility and the world’s largest concrete structure. It was surpassed in both respects by the Grand Coulee Dam in 1945. It is currently the world’s 35th largest hydroelectric generating station.

The dam, located 30 miles (48 km) southeast of Las Vegas, is named after Herbert Hoover, who played an instrumental role in its construction, first as Secretary of Commerce and then later as President of the United States. Construction began in 1931 and was completed in 1935, more than two years ahead of schedule. 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.

Lake Mead is the reservoir created behind the dam, named after Elwood Mead, who oversaw the construction of the dam.

 

2 Responses to “Hoover Dam, Nevada”

  1. Norm Says:

    wow! great pictures ganda ng views, have a nice day..

  2. Euroangel Says:

    Hi Sis Norms..thanks 4 d visit here..

 

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