The Tacoma Narrows Bridge

Thu, Jul 27, 2017

Yesterday was our last in Victoria as we boarded the ferry for the short ride to Port Angeles, Washington.  Our Alaska adventure is winding down.

We drove south and I took the route over the Tacoma Narrows Bridge as I’d never seen it before.

I don’t recall how old I was when I first saw the video of its collapse but it’s really stuck with me.  Why?  Perhaps because I couldn’t believe that they’d build a suspension bridge that would collapse barely four months later.  Or because of the horror of the guy who was able to get out of his car and crawl to safety.

The replacement bridge is on the left and the new one, to double the capacity, is on the right.  I wasn’t able to get a picture of the narrows itself.

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