Named one of the Top 10 Construction Achievements of the 20th Century, Hoover Dam continues to draw crowds more than 70 years after its creation.
Hoover Dam is the highest concrete dam in the Western Hemisphere, standing at more than 725 feet above the Colorado River. With 17 generators producing 4 billion kilowatts of electricity a year, it also is one of the country's largest hydroelectric power facilities.
Another landmark is the Hoover Dam Bypass bridge, considered the 14th tallest bridge in the world and the 2nd tallest in the U.S. at 890 feet high. The 1,900 foot long span arches over Black Canyon Gorge about 1,500 feet south of Hoover Dam. The Bypass project, which included constructing the bridge itself and the supporting roadways on both the Arizona and Nevada sides, took around seven years to complete.
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LOCATIONS: Las Vegas & Hoover Dam