If you pay extra while on tour at Hoover Dam, the government will let you walk through a few extra corridors deep inside the dam. Near the end of the tour you can extend your camera outside an air vent from halfway down the structure and take a picture.

View of Hoover Dam from Air vent

View of Hoover Dam from Air vent

A major bridge project is underway that will, when complete, bypass traffic from the dam. Hoover Dam provides a crossing for Hwy 93 from NV to AZ.  The hope is that this thing gets done before NASA lands on the moon again.  The bridge will allow Homeland Security to shut the dam down to traffic and tourism in case bin Laden decides to try out the latest dam buster suicide vests.
Bridge Over Hoover Dam

Bridge Over Hoover Dam

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