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 - 1950

"Sturdy Gertie" - This First Narrows Bridge

Cables & Spinning.

Cables & Spinning. Once the towers and cable saddles were in place, spinning began for the 20 inch diameter suspension cables. Spaced 60 feet apart, each cable contained 19 strands of 458 No.6 gauge wires.

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