Hoovering over the Hoover Dam [April 6, 2009]

Posted by OurVolvo.com on Apr 6, 2009 in 1993 Volvo 940 |

The Hoover Dam, originally known as Boulder Dam, is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between Arizona and Nevada (wikipedia).

It was quite an honor to be able to drive over the Hoover Dam on I 93 from Nevada. The traffic moved slow due to construction but it was definitely worth the wait. As we got closer to the dam we saw the new bridge being constructed. I can’t wait to be able to drive over that one. It was even temping to do a Dukes of Hazard trying the bridge out anyways.

If you are planning to walk to the dam or take a tour you may be better off paying for the parking which was $5-10 dollars. But if you keep on driving southeast you will find free parking and it is actually a prettier view becuase of the elevation. And if your Volvo doesn’t mind, like I don’t, and your camera has a delaied timer, you can use the roof or hood as a tripod. I did pretty good throughout the trip taking pictures as my owners appreciated my contributions.

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