Sunday, October 06, 2013

Leaving Las Vegas And Bypassing That Damn Dam

Approaching Arizona after crossing the Hoover Dam bypass bridge. 

Commercial trucks are not allowed to cross Hoover Dam, so this bridge - which was constructed a quarter of a mile downstream from the dam - allows us to cross the Colorado River without having to go thirty miles out of route to get to Kingman.

Unfortunately, you can't really see the dam from the bridge because of the high barriers.  If you're in a car, make sure to take the damn route.  It's quite an interesting sight.

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2012: A Difference As Big As The Grand Canyon
2011: Not Even Technology Can Fix Stone Cold Stupid
Not Exactly “Daily” By Definition
I Almost Married This Man
Greeting Fair Lovers For Over Fifty Years
The Infinite Wisdom Of A Grandfather
Swingin’ Good Times


Gil said...

Are big trucks too heavy for the dam? Or is it the vibration they cause?

Ed said...

Hi Gil!

The dam has been closed to big trucks since 9/11. Prior to that, we always crossed over the dam.