Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sunday Bridges: Seeing double

The 'older' Tacoma Narrows Bridge, linking Tacoma with the Kitsap Peninsula in Washington state where I am for a few months on a family matter, was built in 1950, replacing a bit older one now known as Gallopin' Gertie, that collapsed in1940...see this video. In 1990 voters approved the new bridge on the left, built a few years later, to relieve heavy traffic. That bridge was open first to walkers before traffic, and I walked it. Nice view...

See more bridges on Louis La Vache's Sunday Bridges.

9 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

These bridges are great! Love the mountains in the background Bibi.

Louis la Vache said...

hee hee...
We are both seeing double today, Bibi.
;-D

Gaelyn said...

Very nice bridges shot. I remember hearing about Galloping Gurdie.

Leif Hagen said...

Impressive twin bridges - perfect for BRIDGE meme day!

Genie said...

All of you people are seeing double this week. This shot reminds me of the two Chesapeake Bay Bridges at Annapolis, Maryland....high and long.

Lily Hydrangea said...

that is really something. & I bet that was a fun walk too.

J Bar said...

These are fantastic.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Tash said...

Superb! I really like your straight-on capture! & I like those bridges very much... http://palosverdesdailyphoto.blogspot.com/2008/08/tacoma-narrows-bridge.html (great blogger minds think alike?...
Did you have a chance to visit the Glass Museam in Tacoma?

Chuck Pefley said...

I have yet to visit this toll bridge ... nice to see them neck-in-neck, so to speak.