2011: Tacoma Narrows Bridge

The Tacoma Narrows Bridge is a pair of suspension bridges which carry State Route 16 across the Tacoma Narrows strait of Puget Sound between Tacoma and the Kitsap Peninsula. Historically, the name Tacoma Narrows Bridge has applied to the original bridge nicknamed Galloping Gertie which opened in July 1940 and collapsed four months later, as well as the replacement of the original bridge which opened in 1950 and still stands today as the westbound lanes of the present-day twin bridge complex.

The original Tacoma Narrows Bridge opened on July 1, 1940. It received its nickname because of the vertical movement of the deck observed by construction workers during windy conditions. The bridge became known for its pitching deck, and collapsed into Puget Sound the morning of November 7, 1940, under high wind conditions. Engineering issues as well as the United States’ involvement in World War II postponed plans to replace the bridge for several years; the replacement bridge was opened on October 14, 1950.

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dear friend, Ryan Jones, for driving up to Seattle and driving me around to knock items off my bucket list.

EXIF and other information

Archive ID n2c_111-8659
Date and Time 2011-11-13 19:54:00
GPS Date and Time Image does not include relevant information
GPS Location 47.2745 N, -122.55951 E, 185 ft (Goolgle Map: Pin | Directions)
Camera Nikon D200
Lens AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Focal Length 40.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 60.0 mm)
Mode Manual
Shutter Speed 30 second(s)
Aperture f/11.0
ISO 100
Exposure Bias 0
Flash No
Filters None
Light Value 2.0
Hyperfocal Distance 7.26 m
Focus Distance 10.59 m
Depth of Field inf (4.32 m - inf)
Field of View 33.3 deg (6.33 m)
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