What is Citynoise?..... Today's posts..... This month..... Recent Comments..... Contact..... RSS Feed.... Post your own Citynoise.....  

browse by city

Brooklyn, NY (1193)
New York, NY (1029)
Toronto, ON (940)
Montreal, QC (433)
London, UK (316)
Houston, TX (297)
Oakland, CA (248)
Philadelphia, PA (208)
Seattle, WA (191)
Queens, NY (188)
complete city list

popular articles

BooBoo's Dream
from: Maya Ashanti
Great Expectations
from: joey
Giant Maneki-neko
from: Luke
A Cabin in the Sky...
from: Franny Wentzel
New York - The Metropolis of Mankind
from: Franny Wentzel
what's hot this month?

recent articles

SS France Departing New York
from: Franny Wentzel
Milky Sky November
from: joey
I Went to Stockholm and All I Brought Back Was These Lousy Photos.
from: Luke
The Oracle of Delphi
from: Jesse King
Pet Bird in Paint?
from: Peter
Spring Migrations
from: GGP
New York - The Metropolis of Mankind
from: Franny Wentzel
This Giant That Is New York
from: Franny Wentzel
A Cabin in the Sky...
from: Franny Wentzel
Another Car Accident
from: Franny Wentzel
read all today's articles

browse by author

Peter (1348)
joey (446)
jack (323)
EvilGentleman (298)
hool (247)
complete author list

hot topics

subway moscow
seattle wa
astoria ny
london street art
green point
central park
parkdale toronto
tokyo tower
brooklyn east 5th street
vancouver, wa
coney island island
tacoma bridge

Tacoma Narrows Bridge #2

- Tyfoid Kid - Friday, September 22nd, 2006 : goo

[previous] :: [next]

So everyone has seen the pictures of what happend to the first bridge across the Tacoma Narrows.

They rebuilt that bridge and fixed the issue that caused it to buck wildly in the wind going in and out of the narrows. So as the population has exploded in the Seattle-Tacoma area the two lane bridge just won't cut it anymore so they are putting up a second bridge right next to the old one. We were going to Tacoma but got caught up in the detours and ended up going back and forth over the existing bridge twice in 20 minutes. The project is impressive.

image 15826
Going over the first time heading for the Olympic Forest.

image 15827

image 15828
Heading back down to Tacoma (duh)

image 15829

The have the cables set with the ends for the bridge sections already on them and the sections are on these huge barges under the bridge stacked 8 or 10 high.

image 15830

image 15831

image 15832

Big sand bags to counter the weight of the machine that's spininng the big cables (I think that's what it's doing.)
image 15833

This article has been viewed 33017 times in the last 9 years

aer suzuki: 22nd Sep 2006 - 23:28 GMT

awesome post! haven't had a chance to get out on the road this summer too much, these are cool to see. nice colors too.

ahhhhh: 18th Mar 2007 - 05:36 GMT

i was wondering who were the ones slowing down traffic and oggling the bridge.

the narrows operator: 6th Feb 2009 - 21:55 GMT

The photo above that is said to have big sand bags countering the spinning cabels. Is actually large water balloons, they were used for a test pick before picking the actual deck section. The yellow beam is the picking beam which is attached to the gantry crane in mid span that rides the cables.

Franny Wentzel: 24th Apr 2009 - 15:21 GMT

Would it have killed the engineers to design the new bridge to better match up with the old one?

aki: 10th Jun 2009 - 11:52 GMT

Just read about the Galloping Gertie and it ended in this article . Very interesting reading.

brad: 22nd Feb 2010 - 19:42 GMT

i've been over this bridge. one of my favorite places is Fox Island, and you have to go over this bridge going into Gig Harbor

tony v: 24th Sep 2010 - 04:11 GMT

ive crossed that bridge many a time, what a view.

georgia: 3rd Nov 2010 - 16:43 GMT

i would like to know how the tacoma bridge fell smh

Comment on this article..


Type your comment here: Upload photos (opens in popup window)

[previous] :: [next]


recent discussions

Wheels of Soul Motorcycle Club
from: Peter
An Equation That Evokes the Spirit of Astoria
from: GGP
Infectious Waste Basura Infecciosas
from: Peter
Beehive Architecture
from: Guy McLaren
Robert Moses Photo Collective
from: CartLegger
A Schlepp Through Schenectady - State Street
from: Franny Wentzel
Snafu at the Former Plattsburgh Air Force Base
from: EvilGentleman
Air Vent Art?
from: ksedge
Postal Codes
from: Peter
from: Peter

from the archives

The First 60 Minutes of My Return

It has been two and a half years since the first time I journeyed to Philadelphia. I enjoyed watching the confusion on peoples face when they asked if I had been to Pennsylvania before or if I had family...

The First 60 Minutes of My Return

recently viewed

Tacoma Narrows Bridge #2
from: Tyfoid Kid
Master IMOK
from: Peter
These Things No Longer Exist
from: Andrew Smith
Go West Young Telephone Pole
from: jack
The Freedom Tunnel
from: Peter
Ana Maria Sunset
from: sine
Big Iron Penis
from: Rob
ENY Tunnel- LIRR Bay Ridge Division
from: Peter Puleo
from: fuzzytank
Street Light
from: zink