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This bridge, built about the same time as the original Tacoma Narrows Bridge and similar in configuration, had been exhibiting a number of wind response problems that resulted in periodic closures and significant damage requiring major repairs.
The new bridge will be built parallel to and south of the existing Tacoma Narrows Bridge and will provide three standard-width lanes for eastbound traffic, with shoulders and a separate bike/pedestrian pathway, and will be designed to accommodate a future second deck.
Due to an increased flow of traffic across the current Tacoma Narrows Bridge, the Washington State Dept.
It applies not only to the Tacoma Narrows bridge and San Francisco's Golden Gate bridge--which may be prone to large-scale, potentially destructive oscillations during earthquakes -- but also to large, glexible structures, such as space stations, giant space-based robot arms and certain types of ships.
What distinguished the design of the Tacoma Narrows bridge from its predecessors was the extreme flexibility of its narrow, thin, two-lane roadbed.
Suspension bridges built or remodeled after 1940, including the Golden Gate, are unlikely to suffer the same stormy fate as the Tacoma Narrows bridge. Civil engineers responded to the Tacoma disaster by stiffening existing bridges and building new bridges heavy and rigid enough to resist wind-induced motion.
The first award recognized the "Tacoma Narrows Bridge" Web site ( for excellence in online communications.
For more information on the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, contact DawnMarie Moe at 360-705-7898 or
Since the dramatic collapse of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge near Tacoma, WA, in 1940, the effect of wind on structures has become a significant concern for bridge owners.
The W( ashington State Department of Transportation Department exposed the flaw of Apple's map, which shows Tacoma Narrows Bridges melting.
Replacement and new construction work similar to the Hood Canal, Lion's Gate and Tacoma Narrows bridges may see a rise in the coming years in the U.S.
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