The New Tacoma Narrows Bridge

The New and Old Tacoma Narrows Bridge

After five years and over $700 million dollars the new Tacoma Narrows bridge opens to traffic today. It is the longest bridge constructed in the US since the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in 1964, a bridge close to us as my grandfather was the first person to cross as a Captain in the FDNY. We only hope it is more successful than the first attempt in 1940 shown in the video below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0Fi1VcbpAI

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