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

Working on water.

Working on water. The white structures, or "birdcages," sitting on each Gig Harbor tower leg house the concrete forms that crews use to place concrete as the towers rise. Jutting from the top of the forms is steel rebar that reinforce the tower concrete. A retractable walkway (lower left) provides construction access to the towers from the existing bridge. Summer 2004

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