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Tacoma Narrows Bridge

Tacoma Narrows bridge in perspective looking West from the "millers addition" subdivision (HAER WA-99-36-CT)

General Information

Structural Type: Suspension bridge
Function / usage: Road bridge
Completed in: 1950
Status: in use

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington, USA, North America
  • Puget Sound
Next to New Tacoma Narrows Bridge (2007)
Replaces Galloping Gertie (1940)

Technical Information


main span 853 m
deck deck depth 10 m
deck width 18.3 m


cables steel
deck steel
pylons steel


14 October 1950

Opened to traffic.

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Internal Information
Structure-ID: 20000484
Created: 13/11/1999
Last Updated: 29/07/2014