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Tillman Bridge overlook

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by Ace-n-Lucille, Oct 21, 2016.

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  1. Ace-n-Lucille

    Ace-n-Lucille Tourist

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    When I drill into Google maps it looks like to get to the overlook (where you can walk out to/onto the bridge) you need to drive PAST the Hoover Dam access road (off Hwy. 93) to get to the turn-in for the overlook area. Is this correct? Thanks!
     
  2. mescalita

    mescalita old and in the way...

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    Parking lot entrance Is actually on the dam access road, as you wind downhill.
     
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    Same exit then 1st right,
     
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    IMG_2854.JPG parking lot below the zig zags
     
  5. Joe

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    These were scenes from the day before it opened and they had a giant pedestrian walk. The right side is the actual sidewalk and the left side is the road.
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    In 8 years that water level has dropped even more.
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  6. Ace-n-Lucille

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    Thanks so much. Will take dam access exit. Planning to walk around overlook and then go down to dam.
     
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    Confirmed, you have to take the hoover dam access road to get to the parking lot for the overlook. Be aware that you have to walk up some steep stairs or take the accessible winding path to get up to the overlook.

    Wow, that is so disappointing to the see the lake dropping so much. The white area on the mountains near the dam keeps showing more and more, I wonder when they estimate the lake will go dry. Too bad they can't make a pipeline from the flood prone midwest areas to fill up the lake again. So sad to see some areas flooded with people in boats to get around but this lake drying up.

    I remember visiting a year after the overlook road was opened, I didn't think the white area on the mountainside was that large. But then I visited the dam decades ago and took the inside the dam tour and remember when the water actually got to the overflow levels.

    I think they need to do something to prevent the lake from drying up.
     
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    We were there on that first day. It was awesome. Even more awesome was that we met some friends from England on the bridge. We had planned to meet later in the trip, but to find each other amongst all those people made it even better.
     
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    In 2015 they opened a new intake pipe for the water supply. The water level has dropped so much the old intake pipes were almost above water.

    The business end of the Southern Nevada Water Authority’s new intake pipe at Lake Mead is a reinforced concrete vault that pokes up from the bottom of the reservoir, the last stop in a dark tunnel 3 miles long.

    http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/water-environment/they-re-getting-ready-pull-the-plug-the-bottom-lake-mead-photos
     
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