Taken 9/2/17. It was overcast and drizzling, but the water coming down the front of the dam looked like snow. I took this picture from the middle of the 2005 bridge. The earlier bridge, built in 1937, about 10 years before this dam was constructed, was named in honor of Oscar Byrd Lovette – lawyer, Republican, banker – who defeated Carroll Reece in 1930 for the 1st District seat in the U. S. Congress. Reece came back to defeat Lovette in 1933.
The place where the earlier picture was taken is no longer accessible.