Tacoma Narrows Bridge History Website
Tacoma Narrows Bridge resources


The Bridge as a Connection

Why were the
bridges built?

The Bridge as Machine

How did they
build the bridges?

The Bridge as Art

Why do the bridges
look like they do?
  People of the Bridge
Who designed
the bridges?

A Tale of Three Bridges - 1940

"Galloping Gertie" - This First Narrows Bridge


Dredging the Narrows.

Dredging the Narrows. As a result of dredging the seabed, the caisson's steel cutting edge met and sunk into the earth. The pier was then excavated to the proper depth through its hollow core (dredge wells).

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