|Hoover Dam - July, 2013 - photographed by Larry Gauper - Nikon D3100|
|Mike O'Callaghan-PatTillman Memorial Bridge - photograph by Larry Gauper, July, 2013|
The bridge was jointly named for Mike O'Callaghan, Governor of Nevada from 1971 to 1979 and Pat Tillman, a professional football player who left his football career with the Arizona Cardinals to enlist in the United States Army. He was later killed in Afghanistan by friendly fire.
|Pedestrian walkway on O'Callaghan-Tillman Bridge - photograph by Larry Gauper, July 2013|
|Nevada side intake tower - July, 2013, photograph by Larry Gauper|
When you go out to Las Vegas, I heartily recommend a visit to this "wonder of the world" civil engineering project. Walk across the new bridge and stop by the visitor center. Take the "dam tour" and go inside the dam. It's an unforgettable experience. And think of the money you're saving by not being at the machines or tables in Las Vegas!