Hoover Dam was run in my time long before 9-11 redline the Jacobs dropping down and there is a particular shelf of rock that stuck out so you had to make a special swing left then wide right to get around it. Ran across there several times with spouse. 9-11 happened a few months later. I knew that was the last time we hit that Dam. I was part of a forum where we got to talking about that Dam and how it supported essentially 80% of all aluminum works to support aircraft bomber building in the war effort. I said to someone that maybe you should have a bridge built twice as high say 1500 feet above and downstream from the dam so that if someone should be stupid enough to actually blow the place you will have traffic back and forth. Otherwise it will be a real problem.
A side note, Uranium is in the area. That makes it worth doing. I understand 4 people died to get that bridge built. Maybe someday we will cross it and spend a day in the Dam. It sure aint Conowingo back home that's for sure.
There was one dam I wanted to capture for myself with a camera called the Grand Coluee or something or other. It's supposed to be a gigantic mutha until the Chinese built the Three Gorges which is truly a 9th wonder of the world that will out last generations of our childrens children. (Unless we detonate the place in war... and I think I would cry because so many gave up their homes in support of their Nation with that place... believe it or not, I don't love our opponets too much never that, but you have to respect what was done with that monster.)