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This is a list of all 3 bridges from the suspension bridge inventory crossing Puget Sound. Please note that different rivers with the same name will be grouped together. For example, selecting 'Bear Creek' shows bridges across several different Bear Creeks. Also, similarly named rivers are grouped separately. For example, 'River Dee' (UK) bridges are grouped separately from 'Dee River' (Australia) bridges. Wherever you see a "Bridgemeister ID" number you can click it to isolate the bridge on its own page. Click here to go to the list of crossings.
1940 Tacoma Narrows (Galloping Gertie)
Tacoma and Gig Harbor, Washington, USA (Puget Sound)
Bridgemeister ID:198
Structurae ID:0000074
Coordinates:N 47.26167 W 122.54
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, BAR, BBR, BFL, BMA, BPL, COB, CTT, GBD, IT1999F, SPW
Principals:Leon Moisseiff
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy, with walkway)
Status:Collapsed, 1940
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:2,800f
Side spans:2 x 1,100f
Deck width:39f
Notes
Photo, collection of David Denenberg Postcard, courtesy of Kevin Walsh
1950 Tacoma Narrows (Sturdy Gertie, Second Tacoma Narrows)
Tacoma and Gig Harbor, Washington, USA (Puget Sound)
Bridgemeister ID:206
Structurae ID:0000484
O'Donnell ID:176 (more: 176)
Coordinates:N 47.26167 W 122.54
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BBR, BC3, BCO, BFL, COB, CTT, SPW
Principals:Dexter R. Smith
Use:Vehicular (major highway, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:2,800f
Side spans:2 x 1,100f
Deck width:46f 8in
Notes
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
2007 Third Tacoma Narrows
Tacoma and Gig Harbor, Washington, USA (Puget Sound)
Bridgemeister ID:1952
O'Donnell ID:445 (more: 445 445)
Coordinates:N 47.26803 W 122.55121
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:CTT
Use:Vehicular (major highway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:2,800f
Side spans:1,200f, 1,400f
Deck width:78f

Notes
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell

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