Tacoma Narrows Bridge history - Bridge - Design, construction and operations
The bridges as machines
Look here for the "nuts and bolts" of design, construction, and operations.
How did they build the 1940 and 1950 Narrows Bridges? What are the parts of a suspension bridge? What architectural developments influenced the bridge designs?
Learn about the working parts of each structure (such as towers, cables, caissons, anchorages, etc.). Discover the fascinating story of designing the Tacoma Narrows Bridges and their legacy to suspension bridge architecture.
- Suspension Bridge Basics
- 1940 Narrows Bridge: The Machine
- Lessons From the Failure of a Great Machine
- Aftermath - Engineering Challenge and the Rise of a New Bridge
- The bridge machine since 1950