Photo, Print, Drawing Tacoma Narrows Bridge, Spanning Narrows at State Route 16, Tacoma, Pierce County, WA
About this Item
- Tacoma Narrows Bridge, Spanning Narrows at State Route 16, Tacoma, Pierce County, WA
- Contributor Names
- Historic American Engineering Record, creator
- Andrew, Charles E
- Smith, Dexter R
- Bethlehem Pacific Coast Steel Corp.
- John A. Roebling's Sons
- Lowe, Jet, photographer
- Hadlow, Robert W, historian
- Stumpf, Karl W, delineator
- Mayr, Wolfgang G, delineator
- Chi, Vivian, field team
- Doherty, Erin M, field team
- Kuklik, Catherine I, field team
- Clarke, Jonathan C, field team
- Lawrence, William Michael, field team
- Created / Published
- Documentation compiled after 1968
- Subject Headings
- - pedestrian bridges
- - vehicular bridges
- - transportation
- - bridge failures
- - suspension bridges
- - Washington -- Pierce County -- Tacoma
- Latitude / Longitude
- - Significance: The Tacoma Narrows Bridge was the first suspension span constructed in the United States after its predecessor's failure in 1940 from wind-induced torsional oscillations. Research of design flaws in the first Tacoma Narrows Bridge led to the use of aerodynamic testing as a standard procedure in suspension span structural analysis, including studies for its replacement.
- - Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N189
- - Survey number: HAER WA-99
- - Building/structure dates: 1951 Initial Construction
- Photo(s): 35
- Color Transparencies: 2
- Measured Drawing(s): 2
- Data Page(s): 31
- Photo Caption Page(s): 4
- Call Number/Physical Location
- HAER WASH,27-TACO,11-
- Source Collection
- Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
- Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
- Control Number
- Rights Advisory
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- Online Format
- Photo(s): 35 | Color Transparencies: 2 | Measured Drawing(s): 2 | Data Page(s): 31 | Photo Caption Page(s): 4
FormatPhoto, Print, Drawing
ContributorsAndrew, Charles E
Bethlehem Pacific Coast Steel Corp
Clarke, Jonathan C
Doherty, Erin M
Hadlow, Robert W
Historic American Engineering Record
John A. Roebling's Sons
Kuklik, Catherine I
Lawrence, William Michael
Mayr, Wolfgang G
Smith, Dexter R
Stumpf, Karl W
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Chicago citation style:
Historic American Engineering Record, Creator, Charles E Andrew, Dexter R Smith, Bethlehem Pacific Coast Steel Corp, John A. Roebling'S Sons, Robert W Hadlow, Karl W Stumpf, et al., Lowe, Jet, photographer. Tacoma Narrows Bridge, Spanning Narrows at State Route 16, Tacoma, Pierce County, WA. Pierce County Tacoma Washington, 1968. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/wa0453/.
APA citation style:
Historic American Engineering Record, C., Andrew, C. E., Smith, D. R., Bethlehem Pacific Coast Steel Corp, John A. Roebling'S Sons, Hadlow, R. W. [...] Lawrence, W. M., Lowe, J., photographer. (1968) Tacoma Narrows Bridge, Spanning Narrows at State Route 16, Tacoma, Pierce County, WA. Pierce County Tacoma Washington, 1968. Documentation Compiled After. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/wa0453/.
MLA citation style:
Historic American Engineering Record, Creator, et al., photographer by Lowe, Jet. Tacoma Narrows Bridge, Spanning Narrows at State Route 16, Tacoma, Pierce County, WA. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/wa0453/>.