Tacoma Narrows Bridge

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Noun1.Tacoma Narrows Bridge - a suspension bridge across Puget Sound at Tacoma
Tacoma - a city in west central Washington on an arm of Puget Sound to the south of Seattle
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In 1940, Washington state's original Tacoma Narrows Bridge, nicknamed ''Galloping Gertie,'' collapsed into Puget Sound during a windstorm.
may say differently, we can assure you that the Tacoma Narrows Bridges have not melted," it wrote and tweeted an image of Tacoma Narrows Bridges, which is dubbed as "Galloping Gertie."
And complacency about "unknown unknown" risks--the most dangerous of all--led to the spectacular failure of Galloping Gertie. Gertie was a bridge built over the Tacoma Narrows waterway in Washington state that famously twisted wildly in high winds before collapsing.
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Among them was Galloping Gertie, a pleasure steamer whose usual home was ferrying holidaying families around the Bristol Channel from Barry to Ilfracombe, Tenby and back.
(Both would be lost in World War II.) Joining them was the Glen Gower, sailing down from Scotland in a recordbreaking 22 hours to be called forever after, Galloping Gertie, earning immortality years later by bringing 1,235 men back from Dunkirk.
Well-known in engineering circles for its first bridge, Galloping Gertie, the Tacoma Narrows needed a new bridge following the collapse of the first one.