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?

The Bridges as Community Connections

Why were the Tacoma Narrows Bridges built? What makes them significant?

Discover fascinating historical, social, political, and economic information about the bridges. These stories provide the background for the "ART," "MACHINE," AND "PEOPLE" sections.

Crossing the Narrows: Idea & Dream . . . to 1937
Success—Creating the Narrows Bridge, 1937-1940
"Galloping Gertie" Collapses, November 7, 1940
Aftermath-- A New Beginning, 1940 – 1950
Bridge Connections, 1950 - Present
Washington's History with Toll Collections
Narrows Park - Official Bridge Viewing Site

New Tacoma Narrows Bridge project web site


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