New bridge construction downstream of Hoover Dam
New bridge construction downstream of Hoover Dam

This is the new bridge being constructed to enable improved traffic flow across the Colorado River at Hoover Dam. The old two lane highway over the top of Hoover Dam has become a bottleneck and the access road to the top of the dam is rather curvy and treacherous for the amount of traffic going over it today, especially with all the 18 wheelers, thanks to the endless sprawling growth of Las Vegas in more recent years. I took this picture on a business trip to Las Vegas in February 2006 for our national sales meeting, during which we got a day of leisure for site seeing, gambling or what ever. I decided to avoid gambling and get something for my money... well worth the trip.

Canon PowerShot S400
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