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Tacoma Narrows Bridge, Spanning Narrows at State Route 16, Tacoma, Pierce County, WA

Tacoma Narrows Bridge, Spanning Narrows at State Route 16, Tacoma, Pierce County, WA

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Significance: The Tacoma Narrows Bridge was the first suspension span constructed in the United States after its predecessor's failure in 1940 from wind-induced torsional oscillations. Research of design flaws in the first Tacoma Narrows Bridge led to the use of aerodynamic testing as a standard procedure in suspension span structural analysis, including studies for its replacement.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N189
Survey number: HAER WA-99
Building/structure dates: 1951 Initial Construction

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Historic American Engineering Record, creator
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pierce county47.24901, -122.50998
Google Map of 47.249015, -122.5099776
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

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