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

Getting to 'Pier-Top City.'

Getting to 'Pier-Top City.' For six months, caisson workers trekked across makeshift walkways under the existing bridge, and climbed down 20 flights of stairs to reach 'Pier Top City.' The men and women worked two 12-hour shifts to build up the caisson walls. Here, a worker with Tacoma Narrows Constructors helps build construction platform on a caisson to provide easier access to coworkers. Spring 2003

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