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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As an example, Petroski cites the case of Washington State's Tacoma Narrows Bridge, which shook apart in high winds just a few months after opening in 1940.
Just like the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, the instabilities continued to grow: In the first 5 years, the program re-baselined annually (four re-plans); these were followed by two Nunn-McCurdy breaches, with SBIRS Low being offloaded completely from the larger program of record, moving to another effort which itself was later restructured.
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).
But the transition between the two is like that Tacoma Narrows Bridge - "Galloping Gurdy" - that the winds twisted and tore apart back in 1940.
Lawrence River, 1905), and Tacoma Narrows Bridge (Tacoma, Washington, 1940), which achieved notoriety because the catastrophic collapse was captured on an amateur's movie camera.
Although the calamity that befell the Tacoma Narrows bridge has not been repeated, some cable-stayed bridges have suffered wind-induced trouble of a novel kind.
Catastrophe to Triumph: Bridges of the Tacoma Narrows is a fascinating examination of the true story behind the Tacoma Narrows Bridge fiasco.
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.