On Sunday, after our journey to the Grand Canyon, we drove back over to the Hoover Dam to see it during the daytime. The day before was the big bridge opening event, but the crowds were a bit thinner on Sunday. The bridge was something else. Here’s a short video showing the construction of it. It’s pretty spectacular to see it in person.
We toured the dam and walked around outside a bit before heading back to Boulder City for the afternoon. It’s a neat tour and visitor’s center, but the dam itself is the best part, especially with the views of the river and the lake and now, that bridge. Leaving the dam around 1pm and heading back into town, we got a good glimpse of why that bridge and bypass is so sorely needed. The traffic backs up for miles and miles with no end in sight. My advice – go early, or don’t go at all. And nighttime is just as spectacular.