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?
Resources


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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