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The name of the dam derived from the president at the time the project was started, Herbert Hoover. However, in 1932, presidency changed hands to Franklin Roosevelt and so the structure was renamed the Boulder Dam. After many years, in 1947, the name was changed back to the Hoover Dam in honor of Herbert Hoover.

The Hoover Dam became an official National Historical Landmark in 1985. It is one of the largest concrete structures on Earth. #hooverdam #nevadaarizonastateline #usa #wanderingphotographers #wanderingfeet #travelgram #traveler #travelingourplanet #travelphotography #backpacker #travelawesome  #goexplore #wonderfulplaces #openmyworld #wanderlust #adventureislife #roamtheplanet #travellifestyle #travelphotography #travelsnaps #travelette  #travelstoke #travellife #traveladdictedladies
The name of the dam derived from the president at the time the project was started, Herbert Hoover. However, in 1932, presidency changed hands to Franklin Roosevelt and so the structure was renamed the Boulder Dam. After many years, in 1947, the name was changed back to the Hoover Dam in honor of Herbert Hoover. The Hoover Dam became an official National Historical Landmark in 1985. It is one of the largest concrete structures on Earth. #hooverdam  #nevadaarizonastateline  #usa  #wanderingphotographers  #wanderingfeet  #travelgram  #traveler  #travelingourplanet  #travelphotography  #backpacker  #travelawesome  #goexplore  #wonderfulplaces  #openmyworld  #wanderlust  #adventureislife  #roamtheplanet  #travellifestyle  #travelphotography  #travelsnaps  #travelette  #travelstoke  #travellife  #traveladdictedladies 
Did you know that the Hoover Dam is one of the 7 industrial wonders of the world? It was a huge engineering project which required a great deal of workers and many years of planning and building to complete it. 
In preparation for constructing the Hoover Dam, the Colorado River had to be diverted through tunnels. Therefore, four tunnels had to be channelled out of the canyon walls and the river bed dug out to expose solid bedrock.
The cliffs also had to be excavated which means that man had to hole or channel by digging. This is because the walls of the canyon had to provide a support strong enough to bear the weight of the huge structure.#hooverdam #nevadaarizonastateline #usa #wanderingphotographers #wanderingfeet #travelgram #traveler #travelingourplanet #travelphotography #backpacker #travelawesome  #goexplore #wonderfulplaces #openmyworld #wanderlust #adventureislife #roamtheplanet #travellifestyle #travelphotography #travelsnaps #travelette  #travelstoke #travellife #traveladdictedladies
Did you know that the Hoover Dam is one of the 7 industrial wonders of the world? It was a huge engineering project which required a great deal of workers and many years of planning and building to complete it. In preparation for constructing the Hoover Dam, the Colorado River had to be diverted through tunnels. Therefore, four tunnels had to be channelled out of the canyon walls and the river bed dug out to expose solid bedrock. The cliffs also had to be excavated which means that man had to hole or channel by digging. This is because the walls of the canyon had to provide a support strong enough to bear the weight of the huge structure.#hooverdam  #nevadaarizonastateline  #usa  #wanderingphotographers  #wanderingfeet  #travelgram  #traveler  #travelingourplanet  #travelphotography  #backpacker  #travelawesome  #goexplore  #wonderfulplaces  #openmyworld  #wanderlust  #adventureislife  #roamtheplanet  #travellifestyle  #travelphotography  #travelsnaps  #travelette  #travelstoke  #travellife  #traveladdictedladies 
At the bottom of the lake is a Boeing B-29 Superfortress that crashed in 1948 while testing a prototype missile guidance system known as "suntracker". The wreckages of at least two smaller airplanes are also submerged in Lake Mead.  #lakemead #bouldercity #nevada #usa #wanderingphotographers #wanderingfeet #travelgram #traveler #travelingourplanet #travelphotography #backpacker #travelawesome  #goexplore #wonderfulplaces #openmyworld #wanderlust #adventureislife #roamtheplanet #travellifestyle #travelphotography #travelsnaps #travelette  #travelstoke #travellife #traveladdictedladies
At the bottom of the lake is a Boeing B-29 Superfortress that crashed in 1948 while testing a prototype missile guidance system known as "suntracker". The wreckages of at least two smaller airplanes are also submerged in Lake Mead. #lakemead  #bouldercity  #nevada  #usa  #wanderingphotographers  #wanderingfeet  #travelgram  #traveler  #travelingourplanet  #travelphotography  #backpacker  #travelawesome  #goexplore  #wonderfulplaces  #openmyworld  #wanderlust  #adventureislife  #roamtheplanet  #travellifestyle  #travelphotography  #travelsnaps  #travelette  #travelstoke  #travellife  #traveladdictedladies 
It once was the Earth’s tallest dam.
Rising 726.4 feet, Hoover Dam was the world’s tallest dam when it was built in the 1930s. These days, it’s the second-tallest dam in the U.S., having been surpassed by the 770-foot-high Oroville Dam in Northern California in 1968. The globe’s tallest dam is the 1,001-foot-high Jinping-I Dam in Liangshan, Sichuan, China, which became operational in 2013. #hooverdam #nevadaarizonastateline #usa #wanderingphotographers #wanderingfeet #travelgram #traveler #travelingourplanet #travelphotography #backpacker #travelawesome  #goexplore #wonderfulplaces #openmyworld #wanderlust #adventureislife #roamtheplanet #travellifestyle #travelphotography #travelsnaps #travelette  #travelstoke #travellife #traveladdictedladies
It once was the Earth’s tallest dam. Rising 726.4 feet, Hoover Dam was the world’s tallest dam when it was built in the 1930s. These days, it’s the second-tallest dam in the U.S., having been surpassed by the 770-foot-high Oroville Dam in Northern California in 1968. The globe’s tallest dam is the 1,001-foot-high Jinping-I Dam in Liangshan, Sichuan, China, which became operational in 2013. #hooverdam  #nevadaarizonastateline  #usa  #wanderingphotographers  #wanderingfeet  #travelgram  #traveler  #travelingourplanet  #travelphotography  #backpacker  #travelawesome  #goexplore  #wonderfulplaces  #openmyworld  #wanderlust  #adventureislife  #roamtheplanet  #travellifestyle  #travelphotography  #travelsnaps  #travelette  #travelstoke  #travellife  #traveladdictedladies 
The Hoover Dam has figured in a few motion pictures. The most prominent appearance was in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Saboteur” in which the dam is a potential target for the titular terrorists. Miniatures were used to create the effect of Hoover Dam being destroyed in the movie “Superman.” According to interviews in an article published in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Bureau of Reclamation officials require that such movies not show the dam as having any kind of potential danger to human beings. #hooverdam #nevadaarizonastateline #usa #wanderingphotographers #wanderingfeet #travelgram #traveler #travelingourplanet #travelphotography #backpacker #travelawesome  #goexplore #wonderfulplaces #openmyworld #wanderlust #adventureislife #roamtheplanet #travellifestyle #travelphotography #travelsnaps #travelette  #travelstoke #travellife #traveladdictedladies
The Hoover Dam has figured in a few motion pictures. The most prominent appearance was in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Saboteur” in which the dam is a potential target for the titular terrorists. Miniatures were used to create the effect of Hoover Dam being destroyed in the movie “Superman.” According to interviews in an article published in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Bureau of Reclamation officials require that such movies not show the dam as having any kind of potential danger to human beings. #hooverdam  #nevadaarizonastateline  #usa  #wanderingphotographers  #wanderingfeet  #travelgram  #traveler  #travelingourplanet  #travelphotography  #backpacker  #travelawesome  #goexplore  #wonderfulplaces  #openmyworld  #wanderlust  #adventureislife  #roamtheplanet  #travellifestyle  #travelphotography  #travelsnaps  #travelette  #travelstoke  #travellife  #traveladdictedladies 
Sculptor Oskar Hansen, responsible for most of the dam's various heroic and mythical artwork, made the figures from more than four tons of bronze. They sit on bases of black diorite, flanking a 142 ft. high flag pole. This stylish monument to the dam was dedicated in 1935.

In an odd astrological touch, the monument is surrounded by a terrazzo floor with a celestial chart which shows the exact position of key stars on the day the Hoover Dam was dedicated by President Franklin Roosevelt. The star map would assist a future civilization of giant flying humans to pinpoint the date as September 30, 1935. #wingedfiguresoftherepublic #rubforgoodluck #hooverdam #nevadaarizonastateline #usa #wanderingphotographers #wanderingfeet #travelgram #traveler #travelingourplanet #travelphotography #backpacker #travelawesome  #goexplore #wonderfulplaces #openmyworld #wanderlust #adventureislife #roamtheplanet #travellifestyle #travelphotography #travelsnaps #travelette  #travelstoke #travellife #traveladdictedladies
Sculptor Oskar Hansen, responsible for most of the dam's various heroic and mythical artwork, made the figures from more than four tons of bronze. They sit on bases of black diorite, flanking a 142 ft. high flag pole. This stylish monument to the dam was dedicated in 1935. In an odd astrological touch, the monument is surrounded by a terrazzo floor with a celestial chart which shows the exact position of key stars on the day the Hoover Dam was dedicated by President Franklin Roosevelt. The star map would assist a future civilization of giant flying humans to pinpoint the date as September 30, 1935. #wingedfiguresoftherepublic  #rubforgoodluck  #hooverdam  #nevadaarizonastateline  #usa  #wanderingphotographers  #wanderingfeet  #travelgram  #traveler  #travelingourplanet  #travelphotography  #backpacker  #travelawesome  #goexplore  #wonderfulplaces  #openmyworld  #wanderlust  #adventureislife  #roamtheplanet  #travellifestyle  #travelphotography  #travelsnaps  #travelette  #travelstoke  #travellife  #traveladdictedladies 
Construction of  Mike O'Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge required hoisting workers and up to 50 short tons (45 t) of materials 890 feet (270 m) above the Colorado River using 2,300 ft (700 m)-long steel cables held aloft by a "high-line" crane system. High winds caused a cableway failure in September 2006, resulting in a further two-year delay. The approach spans, consisting of seven pairs of concrete columns—five on the Nevada side and two on the Arizona side—were completed in March 2008. In November 2008, construction #hooverdambridge #hooverdam #nevadaarizonastateline #usa #wanderingphotographers #wanderingfeet #travelgram #traveler #travelingourplanet #travelphotography #backpacker #travelawesome  #goexplore #wonderfulplaces #openmyworld #wanderlust #adventureislife #roamtheplanet #travellifestyle #travelphotography #travelsnaps #travelette  #travelstoke #travellife #traveladdictedladies worker Sherman Jones died in an accident.
Construction of Mike O'Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge required hoisting workers and up to 50 short tons (45 t) of materials 890 feet (270 m) above the Colorado River using 2,300 ft (700 m)-long steel cables held aloft by a "high-line" crane system. High winds caused a cableway failure in September 2006, resulting in a further two-year delay. The approach spans, consisting of seven pairs of concrete columns—five on the Nevada side and two on the Arizona side—were completed in March 2008. In November 2008, construction #hooverdambridge  #hooverdam  #nevadaarizonastateline  #usa  #wanderingphotographers  #wanderingfeet  #travelgram  #traveler  #travelingourplanet  #travelphotography  #backpacker  #travelawesome  #goexplore  #wonderfulplaces  #openmyworld  #wanderlust  #adventureislife  #roamtheplanet  #travellifestyle  #travelphotography  #travelsnaps  #travelette  #travelstoke  #travellife  #traveladdictedladies  worker Sherman Jones died in an accident.
This is the work of artist Oskar J.W. Hansen.  He was commissioned to create art for the project to honor and commemorate the building and completion of the Hoover Dam (Bolder Dam). His basic plan was accepted after a competition that was held in the early 1930s by the US Reclamation Service.

Two soaring figures flank a 142-foot flagpole at the Hoover Dam Visitors Center, aged to the verdigris patina that clings to bronze after years in the elements. The figures are ripped with muscles, raising their arms to extended wings that double their height, hitting over 30 feet, while their toes have been rubbed smooth and golden by millions of hands looking for good luck. #wingedfigure #rubforgoodluck #hooverdam #nevadaarizonastateline #usa #wanderingphotographers #wanderingfeet #travelgram #traveler #travelingourplanet #travelphotography #backpacker #travelawesome  #goexplore #wonderfulplaces #openmyworld #wanderlust #adventureislife #roamtheplanet #travellifestyle #travelphotography #travelsnaps #travelette  #travelstoke #travellife #traveladdictedladies
This is the work of artist Oskar J.W. Hansen. He was commissioned to create art for the project to honor and commemorate the building and completion of the Hoover Dam (Bolder Dam). His basic plan was accepted after a competition that was held in the early 1930s by the US Reclamation Service. Two soaring figures flank a 142-foot flagpole at the Hoover Dam Visitors Center, aged to the verdigris patina that clings to bronze after years in the elements. The figures are ripped with muscles, raising their arms to extended wings that double their height, hitting over 30 feet, while their toes have been rubbed smooth and golden by millions of hands looking for good luck. #wingedfigure  #rubforgoodluck  #hooverdam  #nevadaarizonastateline  #usa  #wanderingphotographers  #wanderingfeet  #travelgram  #traveler  #travelingourplanet  #travelphotography  #backpacker  #travelawesome  #goexplore  #wonderfulplaces  #openmyworld  #wanderlust  #adventureislife  #roamtheplanet  #travellifestyle  #travelphotography  #travelsnaps  #travelette  #travelstoke  #travellife  #traveladdictedladies 
Hoover Dam Lodge is a hotel and casino near Boulder City, Nevada. It is owned and operated by Nevada Restaurant Services. It was previously the Gold Strike until it was largely destroyed by an accidental fire on June 16, 1998. It reopened the next year as Hacienda Hotel & Casino, and then took on its current name in January 2015. #hooverdamlodge #hooverdam #nevadaarizonastateline #usa #wanderingphotographers #wanderingfeet #travelgram #traveler #travelingourplanet #travelphotography #backpacker #travelawesome  #goexplore #wonderfulplaces #openmyworld #wanderlust #adventureislife #roamtheplanet #travellifestyle #travelphotography #travelsnaps #travelette  #travelstoke #travellife #traveladdictedladies
Hoover Dam Lodge is a hotel and casino near Boulder City, Nevada. It is owned and operated by Nevada Restaurant Services. It was previously the Gold Strike until it was largely destroyed by an accidental fire on June 16, 1998. It reopened the next year as Hacienda Hotel & Casino, and then took on its current name in January 2015. #hooverdamlodge  #hooverdam  #nevadaarizonastateline  #usa  #wanderingphotographers  #wanderingfeet  #travelgram  #traveler  #travelingourplanet  #travelphotography  #backpacker  #travelawesome  #goexplore  #wonderfulplaces  #openmyworld  #wanderlust  #adventureislife  #roamtheplanet  #travellifestyle  #travelphotography  #travelsnaps  #travelette  #travelstoke  #travellife  #traveladdictedladies 
In 1939, the United States government learned of a pair of German Nazi agents’ scheme to bomb the Hoover Dam and its power facilities. Destruction of the dam itself was not the central goal, but hampering its energy production was a key piece of the agents’ plan to undercut California’s aviation manufacturing industry. To ward off aerial attacks, authorities considered camouflaging the Hoover Dam with a paint job or even building a decoy dam downstream from the real thing. Ultimately, the Germans managed to get as far as conducting onsite investigative work before their ploy was quashed. #hooverdam #nevadaarizonastateline #usa #wanderingphotographers #wanderingfeet #travelgram #traveler #travelingourplanet #travelphotography #backpacker #travelawesome  #goexplore #wonderfulplaces #openmyworld #wanderlust #adventureislife #roamtheplanet #travellifestyle #travelphotography #travelsnaps #travelette  #travelstoke #travellife #traveladdictedladies
In 1939, the United States government learned of a pair of German Nazi agents’ scheme to bomb the Hoover Dam and its power facilities. Destruction of the dam itself was not the central goal, but hampering its energy production was a key piece of the agents’ plan to undercut California’s aviation manufacturing industry. To ward off aerial attacks, authorities considered camouflaging the Hoover Dam with a paint job or even building a decoy dam downstream from the real thing. Ultimately, the Germans managed to get as far as conducting onsite investigative work before their ploy was quashed. #hooverdam  #nevadaarizonastateline  #usa  #wanderingphotographers  #wanderingfeet  #travelgram  #traveler  #travelingourplanet  #travelphotography  #backpacker  #travelawesome  #goexplore  #wonderfulplaces  #openmyworld  #wanderlust  #adventureislife  #roamtheplanet  #travellifestyle  #travelphotography  #travelsnaps  #travelette  #travelstoke  #travellife  #traveladdictedladies 
How much water will Lake Mead hold?

At elevation 1221.4, it would contain 28,945,000 acre-feet. An acre-foot is the amount of water required to cover 1 acre to a depth of 1 foot, or approximately 326,000 gallons. The reservoir will store the entire average flow of the river for 2 years. That is enough water to cover the State of Pennsylvania to a depth of one foot. #lakemead #bouldercity #nevada #usa #wanderingphotographers #wanderingfeet #travelgram #traveler #travelingourplanet #travelphotography #backpacker #travelawesome  #goexplore #wonderfulplaces #openmyworld #wanderlust #adventureislife #roamtheplanet #travellifestyle #travelphotography #travelsnaps #travelette  #travelstoke #travellife #traveladdictedladies
How much water will Lake Mead hold? At elevation 1221.4, it would contain 28,945,000 acre-feet. An acre-foot is the amount of water required to cover 1 acre to a depth of 1 foot, or approximately 326,000 gallons. The reservoir will store the entire average flow of the river for 2 years. That is enough water to cover the State of Pennsylvania to a depth of one foot. #lakemead  #bouldercity  #nevada  #usa  #wanderingphotographers  #wanderingfeet  #travelgram  #traveler  #travelingourplanet  #travelphotography  #backpacker  #travelawesome  #goexplore  #wonderfulplaces  #openmyworld  #wanderlust  #adventureislife  #roamtheplanet  #travellifestyle  #travelphotography  #travelsnaps  #travelette  #travelstoke  #travellife  #traveladdictedladies 
The Colorado River rises in the snowcapped mountains of north central Colorado and zigzags southwest for more than 1,400 miles before reaching the Gulf of California.
The river and its tributaries - the Green, the Gunnison, the San Juan, the Virgin, the Little Colorado, and the Gila Rivers - are called the "Colorado River Basin." These rivers drain 242,000 square miles in the United States, or one-twelfth of the country's continental land area, and 2,000 square miles in Mexico. Seven western states and Mexico have beneficial interests in the Colorado River Basin. #coloradoriver #hooverdambridge #hooverdam #nevadaarizonastateline #usa #wanderingphotographers #wanderingfeet #travelgram #traveler #travelingourplanet #travelphotography #backpacker #travelawesome  #goexplore #wonderfulplaces #openmyworld #wanderlust #adventureislife #roamtheplanet #travellifestyle #travelphotography #travelsnaps #travelette  #travelstoke #travellife #traveladdictedladies
The Colorado River rises in the snowcapped mountains of north central Colorado and zigzags southwest for more than 1,400 miles before reaching the Gulf of California. The river and its tributaries - the Green, the Gunnison, the San Juan, the Virgin, the Little Colorado, and the Gila Rivers - are called the "Colorado River Basin." These rivers drain 242,000 square miles in the United States, or one-twelfth of the country's continental land area, and 2,000 square miles in Mexico. Seven western states and Mexico have beneficial interests in the Colorado River Basin. #coloradoriver  #hooverdambridge  #hooverdam  #nevadaarizonastateline  #usa  #wanderingphotographers  #wanderingfeet  #travelgram  #traveler  #travelingourplanet  #travelphotography  #backpacker  #travelawesome  #goexplore  #wonderfulplaces  #openmyworld  #wanderlust  #adventureislife  #roamtheplanet  #travellifestyle  #travelphotography  #travelsnaps  #travelette  #travelstoke  #travellife  #traveladdictedladies 
The bridge was the first concrete-steel arch composite bridge built in the United States, and its twin-ribbed arch is the widest of its kind in the Western Hemisphere. Forming a 1,060-foot-long, 277-foot-deep arch, the two ribs are joined laterally by Vierendeel steel trusses  that add seismic protection. Each rib comprises more than 50 sections of concrete, each measuring 24 to 25 feet. Eight concrete vertical piers elevate the bridge deck above the arch structure, and a total of 36 steel girders weighing in at 50 short tons hold the whole thing up. #hooverdambridge #hooverdam #nevadaarizonastateline #usa #wanderingphotographers #wanderingfeet #travelgram #traveler #travelingourplanet #travelphotography #backpacker #travelawesome  #goexplore #wonderfulplaces #openmyworld #wanderlust #adventureislife #roamtheplanet #travellifestyle #travelphotography #travelsnaps #travelette  #travelstoke #travellife #traveladdictedladies
The bridge was the first concrete-steel arch composite bridge built in the United States, and its twin-ribbed arch is the widest of its kind in the Western Hemisphere. Forming a 1,060-foot-long, 277-foot-deep arch, the two ribs are joined laterally by Vierendeel steel trusses that add seismic protection. Each rib comprises more than 50 sections of concrete, each measuring 24 to 25 feet. Eight concrete vertical piers elevate the bridge deck above the arch structure, and a total of 36 steel girders weighing in at 50 short tons hold the whole thing up. #hooverdambridge  #hooverdam  #nevadaarizonastateline  #usa  #wanderingphotographers  #wanderingfeet  #travelgram  #traveler  #travelingourplanet  #travelphotography  #backpacker  #travelawesome  #goexplore  #wonderfulplaces  #openmyworld  #wanderlust  #adventureislife  #roamtheplanet  #travellifestyle  #travelphotography  #travelsnaps  #travelette  #travelstoke  #travellife  #traveladdictedladies 
The dam spent the 14 years following Ickes’s proclamation without an official name. Ultimately, on April 30, 1947, President Harry Truman signed a law authorizing the original Hoover handle, recognizing the 31st president’s hand in bringing the dam to life in the first place. #hooverdam #nevadaarizonastateline #usa #wanderingphotographers #wanderingfeet #travelgram #traveler #travelingourplanet #travelphotography #backpacker #travelawesome  #goexplore #wonderfulplaces #openmyworld #wanderlust #adventureislife #roamtheplanet #travellifestyle #travelphotography #travelsnaps #travelette  #travelstoke #travellife #traveladdictedladies
The dam spent the 14 years following Ickes’s proclamation without an official name. Ultimately, on April 30, 1947, President Harry Truman signed a law authorizing the original Hoover handle, recognizing the 31st president’s hand in bringing the dam to life in the first place. #hooverdam  #nevadaarizonastateline  #usa  #wanderingphotographers  #wanderingfeet  #travelgram  #traveler  #travelingourplanet  #travelphotography  #backpacker  #travelawesome  #goexplore  #wonderfulplaces  #openmyworld  #wanderlust  #adventureislife  #roamtheplanet  #travellifestyle  #travelphotography  #travelsnaps  #travelette  #travelstoke  #travellife  #traveladdictedladies