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

Building the Deck.

Building the Deck. For the first bridge, the deck was constructed with pre-formed steel sections. The sections were carried to the bridge on scows, lifted up and attached to the cables. When all the steel sections were riveted into place, the deck was ready to receive its concrete surface.

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