Date: Fri, 08 Nov 2002 20:11:20 +0000

Author: "paul fechtmeister"

Subject: Re: Tacoma Narrows, PIRA # 3A60.10


the physics 2000 CD which is $10 also has some good footage (quicktime) movies and is broken up into various clips...... great for in class use too.  I didn't know that they reconstructed it.  Good info... thx

Paul Fechtmeister

>From: David Maiullo
>To: Tap-L
>Subject: Tacoma Narrows, PIRA # 3A60.10
>Date: Fri, 08 Nov 2002 15:01:17 -0500
>Hi All:
>Thought this site might be useful to all who are interested in the
>Tacoma Narrows bridge and it's subsequent collapse.
>13. History of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge
>The Department of Special Collections at the University of Washington
>created an excellent online exhibit documenting the rise and (literal)
>of the Tacoma Narrows bridge in Washington State, an event referred to
>the Pearl Harbor of engineering. The massive structure was built between
>1938 and 1940 and, at the time of its completion, was the third longest
>suspension bridge in the world. The bridge displayed some notable
>motions during the final stages of construction, but no one was prepared
>what happened on November 7, 1940, when the entire structure began to
>buckle, and shortly collapsed into the water below. Amazingly, the only
>fatality was a dog that was trapped in one of the vehicles on the main
>of the bridge. The online exhibit documents this amazing event, with
>numerous photographs of the bridge under construction, and most
>dramatic shots of the bridge buckling and its fall taken by several
>bystanders. This exhibit will be of particular interest to engineers,
>particularly those working in the field of bridge construction. [KMG]
>I hope everyone has a great weekend.
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