Also known as: Boulder DamUS Hwy 93, Boulder City, NV
Concrete arch gravity dam built 1931 - 1935
Photo taken by Richard Doody in August 2011
Hoover Dam is a concrete arch gravity dam across Black Rock Canyon on the Colorado River in Clark County, NV and Mohave County, AZ. The 726 foot high dam was designed by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and built by Six Companies Inc., a consortium of Henry J. Kaiser, Bechtel Company, Morrison-Knudsen,Pacific Bridge Company, MacDonald & Kahn Ltd. and J.F. Shea. at a cost of $49,000,000.
The completed structure was formally dedicated on September 30, 1935 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
- May 2, 2018: Added by Richard Doody