Perhaps there are a lot of you who don’t know about my fascination with bridges, buildings, structures – I think I should have been an engineer! I find it totally amazing when majestic marvels all come together in beauty and functionality, be they freeways, homes, or dams. The Hoover Dam began construction in 1931 and was opened in 1935. I’ve linked you to Wikipedia for all the pertinent facts, but when you actually look at the dam and then see the mere ropes that held those brave men who drilled, exploded walls, etc. it makes it even more amazing.