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New Tacoma Narrows Bridge

New Tacoma Narrows Bridge
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General Information

Beginning of works: 2001
Completion: 2007
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: Suspension bridge
Function / usage: Motorway bridge / freeway bridge
Material: Steel bridge

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington, USA
Next to: Tacoma Narrows Bridge (1950)

Technical Information


main span 853.44 m
total length 1 645.92 m
pylon pylon height 155.45 m


cost of construction United States dollar 849 000 000


cables steel wire
deck steel
pylons reinforced concrete
deck truss steel
caissons reinforced concrete
anchorages reinforced concrete


15 July 2007

Dedication ceremony.

16 July 2007

Opening to traffic.


The bridge will be built at the location of the original Tacoma Narrows Bridge next to the one that replaced it ten years after it collapsed.

Towers and caissons designed for second deck (either road or light rail) to be added in the future.

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