Tacoma Bridge Collapse

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    The Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapse in Tacoma, Washington in 1940.

    (Photo Credit: University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections, uw21422)

    1. midtoad 59 months ago | reply

      Failure was caused by insufficient torsional rigidity. Once a strong wind began to blow down the narrows at just the right speed, the bridge deck began to oscillate along its long axis, finding a resonant frequency that causes the oscillations to grow and grow until it failed.

    2. maureenrefior 42 months ago | reply

      So dd you drive around it or what?

    3. winniefeflores 40 months ago | reply

      what's happening? old bridge i think...or not so strong...

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