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Galloping Gertie

by on Nov.19, 2009, under Uncategorized

In July 1940, the Tacoma Narrows Bridge opened. 4 months later, it collapsed.

Galloping Gertie video


The bridge was nicknamed Galloping Gertie by construction workers because it moved about quite a bit. As you can see in the video above, it was rather susceptible to wind.

Read all about it on Wikipedia.

Galloping Gertie collapsed

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