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

The Narrows and Lady Gertie.

The Narrows and Lady Gertie. Construction of the first bridge began on November 23, 1938. Worders completed the bridge in only 19 months as compared to the 29 months it took to finish the 1950 (existing) bridge.

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