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This special collection of "Weird Facts" offers the best of those fun and unique incidents. Here are the curious, funny, zany, improbable and sometimes bizarre moments that are part of the strange history of the Narrows Bridges.
Crazy Shindler When steamboat captain Ed Lorenz told his story about Shindler's comment to the newspapers inhe added, "We all thought Shindler was crazy. The Tacoma-based photographer died in The only known surviving copy of this photo is in the collection of the Gig Harbor Peninsula Historical Museum.
Murrow former Director of State Highways now in military service at nearby McChord Air Base was shaken and heart-broken, like many others. When interviewed the day after the disaster by a reporter, he sadly observed, "Every major bridge project is an adventure. He sent in a claim, but six months passed with no news and no money.
But, more time passed before he received compensation. Back then, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world. It collapsed in a windstorm in May On the Tacoma Narrows Bridge many of the most experienced workmen had followed bridge construction projects all over the country. Called "boomers," they formed the nucleus of the crew.
Many of them came from families where building bridges was almost a tradition. Possibly one of their grandfather's had worked on the Wheeling Bridge. Interestingly, the Golden Gate Bridge is abbreviated "G.
In early Maywhen workers were building forms and laying concrete for the roadway, the Narrows Bridge began its soon-famous ripple.
It was probably one of the "boomers" who dubbed the bouncing span, "Galloping Gertie. Clark Eldridge, who accepted some of the blame for the bridge's failure, learned this first-hand. In late Eldridge was working for the U. Soon, the Japanese captured Eldridge. He spent the remainder of the war three years and nine months in a prisoner of war camp in Japan.
To his amazement, one day a Japanese officer, who had once been a student in America, recognized the bridge engineer. He got in the final "jab" at federal authorities for under-funding the Narrows Bridge.
Try corralling 94 kids, say 7th graders with an average height of 5 feet, then stand them up straight and tall, stacking head-to-toe and they will stretch from the pier to the top of the tower! Since it only takes And, he or she will have a fine view of Mount Rainier to the east, the Olympic Mountains to the west, and Puget Sound looking both north and south.
The assignment was to let her imagination run wild and write an essay that began, "Just suppose. After Gertie collapsed inthe once proud and honored engineer continued to work. But, his brilliant career had ended in tragic failure.
He was gravely dismayed and disheartened. Only three years later, at age 70, he died—of heart failure. Legend of the Fearless Motorcycle Ride One area resident, Jean Robeson, recalls a story of a wild motorcycle ride by one of the bridge workers in Soon after workmen completed the first catwalks on the bridge, one of them rode his motorcycle all the way from one end of the unfinished bridge to the other—and lived to tell about it.
Zero to 60 in 4 seconds On June 28th, Pete Kreller, a year old painter, fell feet into the Narrows and survived with relatively minor injuries.Students appreciate that they are challenged academically in an environment where teachers take the time to get to know them personally.
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