A view of the metal arch bridge at Glen Canyon Dam. This bridge is just undet 1300 feet long: before its installation it was a 198 mile drive to the other side.
This stainless steel turbine is NOT from this dam, but another one nearby. The sign noted that this turbine is 1/5th the size in Glen Canyon.
Inflatable boats near a spillway of the dam. Used for?
Looking further down the river.
An idea of size - That is a semi truck pulling the house boat on the bridge. My estimate is the boat is abou 80 long (based on the distance between the light poles.
Glen Canyon Dam, rising 710 feet above bedrock within the steep, rust-colored sand-stone walls of Glen Canyon, was constructed to harness the power of the Colorado River in order to provide for the water and power needs of millions of people in the West.
Glen Canyon Dam is the second highest concrete-arch dam in the United States, second only to Hoover Dam which stands at 726 feet. The 26.2 million acre-feet of water storage capacity in Lake Powell, created by Glen Canyon Dam, serves as a ‘bank account’ of water that is drawn on in times of drought. This stored water has made it possible to successfully weather extended dry periods by sustaining the needs of cities, industries, and agriculture throughout the West.