Tacoma Narrows Bridge

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a suspension bridge across Puget Sound at Tacoma

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This bridge, built about the same time as the original Tacoma Narrows Bridge and similar in configuration, had been exhibiting a number of wind response problems that resulted in periodic closures and significant damage requiring major repairs.
In July 2002, WSDOT executed a fixed price $615-million design/build contract for design and construction of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge.
In Oregon and Washington, the alert triggered additional security precautions at some of the most heavily traveled bridges, including Washington's Tacoma Narrows Bridge.
An example is collapse of the Tacoma Narrows bridge in Washington in 1940.
In addition to ETC Corporation's claims against WSDOT, the settlement resolves WSDOT's claims of additional costs due to schedule delays of the SR 520 tolling system, and dismissed or unprocessed Tacoma Narrows Bridge infractions, many of which were roadside transactions incorrectly sent for processing.
The new device, based on the vibrations found in nature, brought down the Tacoma Narrows bridge in November of 1940, Dr.
The reason was 100-foot-tall cranes being used to build a new bridge next to the current Tacoma Narrows Bridge.
The site spans the history of the bridge from "Galloping Gertie"--the first structure that collapsed in a 1940 windstorm only 4 months after construction--through the new Tacoma Narrows Bridge, currently under construction.
Only one, the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, old Galloping Gertie, as it became known when it shook itself to pieces in 1940, had a bad reputation, but that was not the fault of the cables.
The new bridge is being built next to the current Tacoma Narrows Bridge, which was completed in 1950, 10 years after the debacle of the previous bridge.
It applies not only to the Tacoma Narrows bridge and San Francisco's Golden Gate bridge--which may be prone to large-scale, potentially destructive oscillations during earthquakes -- but also to large, glexible structures, such as space stations, giant space-based robot arms and certain types of ships.
ETC's systems will be used to provide all aspects of customer account management for WSDOT's toll operations that currently include the Tacoma Narrows Bridge and the SR 167 HOT Lanes Pilot Project.
Since the dramatic collapse of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge near Tacoma, WA, in 1940, the effect of wind on structures has become a significant concern for bridge owners.
stickers, also called transponders, which are also used to pay tolls on the State Route 16 Tacoma Narrows Bridge between Tacoma and Gig Harbor in southwest Washington.