AKA: Hoover Dam, Colorado River, NV-AZ Border

Structure Type: built works - infrastructure - transportation structures - dams

Designers: Bechtel, Warren A., and Company, Engineering and Construction (firm); Kaufmann, Gordon B., Architect (firm); Six Companies Corporation, Construction and Engineering (firm); Warren A. Bechtel (building contractor); Gordon Bernie Kaufmann (architect); William Mulholland (civil engineer)

Dates: constructed 1931-1936

Hoover Dam Access Road
Colorado River, NV

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Located over the Colorado River on the NV-AZ Border

Los Angeles, CA, architect Gordon B. Kaufmann (1888-1949) re-designed Boulder Dam's exterior, updating what was viewed as a plain and antiquated previous Gothic Revival design.

Built by the W.A. Bechtel Company and its five leading competitors in the dam-building business, a group known as Six Companies Corporation; this entity existed solely to finish this massive project. Six Companies employed approximately 21,000 workers on the five-year-long project. The dam became an instant tourist attraction, as tours began in 1937.

PCAD id: 3130