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

Standing like sentries in the Narrows.

Standing like sentries in the Narrows. Towers were built on top each pier pedestal and finished with a steel saddle on its highest point. The saddle of each tower is where the main suspension cable is secured.

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