Narrow for WPC-ChosenPerspectives


This might be a common response from those of us living in Washington State…I hear the word “narrow” and this is what immediately comes to mind. The Tacoma Narrows Bridge.

I have taken so many photos of this bridge over the years, way better photos than I show here…the towers disappearing into or poking out of thick fog, sunsets, etc. But these are my most recent ones, taken from Amtrak, on the wonderful train trip we took down the West Coast of the U.S.

This bridge symbolizes the unfortunate history of “narrow escapes” our state has experienced in so many ways. We have had more than our share of failed bridges, dropping cranes, falling overpasses, collapsed piers, crumbling tunnels and crashing tall-building elevators! So “Galloping Gertie” seems to fit right in with our local lore and legacy!

But this particular bridge is also really quite a sight to see at certain times of the year, or of the day for that matter.

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5 thoughts on “Narrow for WPC-ChosenPerspectives”

  1. New York has the Verranzano Narrows Bridge, though these days, they seem to have dropped the “narrows” part. It’s similar. A very long bridge that crosses a waterway no one thought a bridge would ever cross.

  2. Thank you for posting this! I have to cross it every time I go from the Olympic Peninsula to the “mainland” to visit family. Every time I do I think of Galloping Gertie. It isn’t very often we get to see the underbelly. I haven’t been in a boat beneath it in many, many years.

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