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 - 2007

The New Tacoma Narrows Bridge

From shipyard to port.

From shipyard to port. Massive tugs gently coax a gentle giant of a caisson from the Port of Tacoma to its final resting place just south of the existing bridge. Above the water line can be seen corrugated steel panels, which are the caisson's "steel skin," providing a watertight environment for placing concrete in the dry. Favorable tides, knowledgeable mariners and a tremendous amount of planning contributed to a smooth and successful voyage. Summer 2003

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