Tacoma Narrows Bridge

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a suspension bridge across Puget Sound at Tacoma

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They called her Galloping Gertie, a name revered by the men she saved, even if it does sound like a fondly-recalled old trouper from music hall days, some raucous-voiced brassy old blonde.
And complacency about "unknown unknown" risks--the most dangerous of all--led to the spectacular failure of Galloping Gertie.
Among them was Galloping Gertie, a pleasure steamer whose usual home was ferrying holidaying families around the Bristol Channel from Barry to Ilfracombe, Tenby and back.