Only a few hours from Vegas, we headed out to the Hoover Dam early in the morning. The sunrise in Vegas from our hotel room was just spectacular.
After a nice drive through some pretty terrain, there it was, the breathtaking Hoover Dam.
The structure itself is amazing even for an engineer like me.
Is that door really made of gold? The workers were polishing the door to make it shine.
Our tour guide said several workers died building the Hoover Dam. Workers like this one.
I can imagine why many workers died building the dam. My head was spinning just looking at the water from the top. Phew!
People were thrilled to be there, especially on a sunny, pleasant day.
I really liked the helmet on this guy driving slowly on the highway.
Our tour took us inside the dam, and it was just breathtaking. This lady who was part of my tour group wanted to be in all my pictures. Here she is in front of the tunnels into the dam. Beautiful lighting though.
For all my civil engineering students, they have seismic sensors; our tour guide said they have almost daily small tremors.
Hoover Dam – real engineering marvel. Kudos to all the engineers and workers who built it.