Considered to be an engineering marvel and the world’s largest dam at the time of its constructions before the war in the 1930s, the Hoover dam still continues to astonish locals and visiting tourists whenever they pass by the iconic landmark. Coming in by many names like, “Boulder Canyon Dam” and “Boulder Dam”, it was solely named after the 31st president of the United States. Situated along the border between Nevada and Arizona, it is a concrete arch-gravity dam, according to Wikipedia.
This $48.8 million project ushered several decades of major water projects funded by the U.S government and employed thousands of people during the Depression. It was a major success since the project only took 5 years to finish, considering the its size. And due to the extensive amount of workforce needed to accomplish this project, an entire city was built for the people working on the dam. Passing through would actually take you through a trip back in history. So get on one of the motorcycle tours Las Vegas and embark on a journey with Vegas Trike Adventures, the best way to go for tours Las Vegas.
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Now, think about it. This is the largest dam constructed during its time in the 1930s and it required a lot of people to build it. There’s a lot of fascinating facts about it including the one that says, “it contains enough concrete to stretch across the country”. Well, that’s actually true. 3.25 million cubic yards of concrete was used only for the dam and another 1.11 million cubic yards for additional facilities and the power plant, according to the Encyclopedia. If you really think about it, this amount of concrete would be able to build about 3000 miles of road. And this is not just some narrow road but a full-sized highway.
A Feat of Engineering, An Achievement
It’s true that the Hoover Dam may have been the largest dam in its time way back but that’s not the only feat that it has done. Its construction also created the largest man-made reservoir in the U.S. Lake Mead provides 550 miles of coastline and is 110 miles long, and 590ft at its deepest point. It also made the site a tourist attraction for outdoor recreation such as boating, fishing, and swimming.
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