Tacoma Narrows Bridge


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a suspension bridge across Puget Sound at Tacoma

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The investigation into the collapse of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge resulted in the 1949 publication of Aerodynamic Stability of Suspension Bridges by the University of Washington under the direction of the Washington Toll Bridge Authority in cooperation with FHWA's predecessor, the Bureau of Public Roads (BPR).
Other bridges to nowhere might include the Tacoma Narrows Bridge that took off from very rural Tacoma outskirts and landed in Gig Harbor when the population tallied about 700.
This Web site about the Tacoma Narrows Bridge shows stunning pictures of how the famous bridge collapsed in 1940.
The process of moving forward on the Tacoma Narrows Bridge project in Washington State has not been without obstacles, reports Nossaman Guthner Knox & Elliott LLP (San Francisco, California).
There probably aren't many engineers who missed footage of the 1940 collapse of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. "Galloping Gertie," as the short-lived span became known, demonstrated the destructive power of vortex shedding.
An example is collapse of the Tacoma Narrows bridge in Washington in 1940.
"Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse" (Barney Elliot & the Camera Shop in Tacoma, 1940) Cinematographers, Barney Elliott and co-workers at the Camera Shop.
The aerodynamic stability of bridges began receiving attention after the collapse of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge near Tacoma, WA, in 1940.
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. (If that bridge name sounds familiar, then you might remember that this isn't the first time it's needed some work.
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.
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