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Don't Fall Off The Largest Dam In The USA: Hoover Dam

Don't Fall Off The Largest Dam In The USA: Hoover Dam

on Jun. 18, 2009 by

Breathtaking dam on the Nevada and Arizona state border which generates a whopping 6800 megawatts of electricity and has a height of 726 feet.

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Rented a car and went for a trip to the Hoover Dam which is situated at the Nevada and Arizona state border close to boulder city.

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The drive was amazing through all the breathtaking landscapes and sceneries. I tried to observe all the facilities at the Hoover Dam, in the video you can see that the government is building an extra bridge across the river.

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It is a massive complex of waterways and tunnels, quite incredible how many people worked on this project.

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Hoover Dam, once known as Boulder Dam, is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between the US states of Arizona and Nevada. It was constructed between 1931 and 1936 during the Great Depression, and was dedicated on September 30, 1935, by President Franklin Roosevelt.

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Its construction was the result of a massive effort involving thousands of workers, and cost over one hundred lives.

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Since about 1900, the Black Canyon and nearby Boulder Canyon had been investigated for their potential to support a dam that would control floods, provide irrigation water and produce hydroelectric power.

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In 1928, Congress authorized the project. The winning bid to build the dam was submitted by a consortium called Six Companies, Inc., which began construction on the dam in early 1931. Such a large concrete structure had never been built before, and some of the techniques were unproven.

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The torrid summer weather and the lack of facilities near the site also presented difficulties. Nevertheless, Six Companies turned over the dam to the federal government on March 1, 1936, more than two years ahead of schedule.

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