This Day in History: Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapses (1940)

This Day in History:
Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapses (1940)

Four months after it opened to traffic, the Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapsed into Puget Sound in Washington state. During construction, workers had noticed that the deck demonstrated an unusual amount of vertical movement in windy conditions, but few expected “Galloping Gertie” to suffer such a catastrophic failure. The collapse led to major changes in suspension bridge design. Thankfully, no people were killed when the bridge came down. What was the only fatality caused by the collapse? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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