Today we left for Shawn and Krissy’s in Arizona. In doing this we have to cross Hoover Dam to get there and it gave us a glimpse of the construction going on there. Due to the heavy load of traffic over the dam they are building a new bridge over the river just a little down stream.

(see for information: http://www.hooverdambypass.org/schedule.htm)

I don’t like crossing the dam due to all the winding to get down to in and then up the other side. Plus the traffic is crazy and it is jam packed with tourists, too! But I got some interesting pictures crossing it. It is amazing to see the power lines that stick out over the edges, they look like they are falling off! And here is a shot of the support columns for the new bridge. They have to be so high to keep the traffic flowing from the top so we won’t have to wind down to the dam.

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