Hoover Dam Retrospective

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Hoover Dam Retrospective

The Hoover Dam will churn long after we are gone, and will stand for centuries before it finally cracks.
July 22, 2015, 6:40pm

From the column 'Photos From Beyond'

The Hoover Dam's concrete was poured in the 1930s and is still curing inside the walls of the dam and will be for another 60 years before it is completely set. It is still an unrivaled feat of engineering and one of the most existentially confronting places in America. The Hoover Dam will churn long after we are gone, and will stand for centuries before it finally cracks under the build up of pressure from the Colorado River in a future where it is no longer maintained by humans.

Hoover Dam as seen from the Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge

Colorado River as seen from the Hoover Dam

Section of the Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge

Looking down the wall of the Hoover Dam

View of statues at the Hoover Dam

Spillway hole of the Hoover Dam

Part of the dam's celestial calendar

PHOTOS BY: Erik Tanner