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Sunday, March 16, 2008

Tacoma Narrows

The Tacoma Narrows Bridges.

These two suspension spans, the older completed in 1950; the new one in 2007, stand at the same location as the original Tacoma Narrows Bridge, also known as Galloping Gertie due to its tendency to undulate in high winds and eventual collapse. The debris from the original bridge sunk to the bottom of the roughly 150' deep channel, and remains there today.

More on the failure of the original bridge [WSDOT].

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