Dam Good Photos


Sept. 30 marks the 77th anniversary of the dedication of Hoover Dam, which remains one of the architectural wonders of the world. The Denver Post ran a photo gallery commemorating last year’s anniversary, posting 54 shots that date from 1930, before construction of the dam began, to a 2010 aerial view of the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge. The photos are spectacular in scope, including shots of the desert landscape that would eventually become Lake Mead, a 1932 photo of downtown Boulder City and dozens more that capture the innovative engineering techniques that went into creating the man-made marvel. Even today, the dam retains its iconic status, and these photos only serve to remind us why that is.