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Tacoma Narrows Bridge Ruins

  • Also Known As: Galloping Gertie

  • Address: WA 16 over the Tacoma Narrows
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Site


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1940/07/01 Pacific Bridge Company Contractor Tacoma Narrows Bridge opens, costing more then $6 million to build
1940/07/01 Bethlehem Steel Corporation Associate contractor, supplying and erecting the steel and wire Tacoma Narrows Bridge opens, costing more then $6 million to build
1940/11/07 Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse is filmed by Barney Elliott Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse

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Particulars for Tacoma Narrows Bridge Ruins:
Area of Significance Engineering
Criteria Historic Event
Level of Significance National
Historic Use Road-related
Sight Category Site
Owner State



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 31st August 1992

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name: Tacoma Narrows Bridge Ruins
Registry Address: WA 16 over the Tacoma Narrows
Registry Number: 92001068
Resource Type: Site
Owner: State
Area in Acres: 20
Contributing Sites: 1
Other Certification: Date received-pending nomination
Certification: Listed in the National Register
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Engineering
Applicable Criteria: Event
Period of Significance: 1925-1949
Significant Year: 1940
Historic Function: Transportation
Historic Sub-Function: Road-related
Current Function: Landscape
Current Sub-Function: Underwater

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