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New Tacoma Narrows Bridge

New Tacoma Narrows Bridge

General Information

Structural Type: Suspension bridge
Function / usage: Motorway bridge / freeway bridge
Built: 2001 - 2007
Status: in use

Geographic Information & Related Structures

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

Technical Information

Dimensions

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

Cost

cost of construction United States dollar 849 000 000

Materials

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

Chronology

15 July 2007

Dedication ceremony.

16 July 2007

Opening to traffic.

Notes

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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Internal Information
Structure-ID: s0001290
Created: 09/02/2001
Last Updated: 29/07/2014