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Tacoma Narrows Bridge (2007)

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2007 Tacoma Narrows Bridge

November 24, 2007

Photo taken by Michael Goff in November 2007

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BH Photo #120042

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Video 

Riding the Third Tacoma Narrows Bridge

This is a trip across the Narrows Bridge on the traffic separated bike path.

Video by John Anderson in 2013

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Facts 

Overview
Suspension bridge over Tacoma Narrows on EB SR-16 in Tacoma
Location
Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 2007
Builders
- Bechtel Corporation of San Francisco, California
- General Construction Co. of Federal Way, Washington (Contractor)
- Kiewit Corporation of Omaha, Nebraska (Contractor)
- Parsons Transportation Group of Pasadena, California
- T.Y. Lin International of San Francisco, California (Design Engineering Firm)
- Tacoma Narrows Constructors (Joint Venture)
Design
Wire suspension
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 2,800.0 ft. (0.5 mi.)
Total length: 5,570.2 ft. (1.1 mi.)
Deck width: 56.1 ft.
Also called
New Narrows Bridge
Third Tacoma Narrows Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+47.26768, -122.55064   (decimal degrees)
47°16'04" N, 122°33'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/533992/5235009 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Gig Harbor
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
38,670
Inventory numer
BH 37082 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2016)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 89.3 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • February 8, 2018: New video from John Anderson
  • November 6, 2014: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • October 17, 2014: New photos from Patrick S. O'Donnell
  • September 9, 2008: Updated by Michael Goff
  • August 5, 2008: Added by Michael Goff

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Jacob P. Bernard
  • WSDOT Traffic Camera - Live camera facing the bridge from the west
  • WSDOT Traffic Camera - Live camera facing the bridge from the east
  • Wikipedia - Tacoma Narrows Bridges
  • Patrick S. O'Donnell - 1 [dot] 991km [at] comcast [dot] net
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • John Anderson

Comments 

Third Tacoma Narrows Bridge
Posted April 10, 2017, by Mark Bozanich (markthemapper [at] gmail [dot] com)

The name of this bridge is The New Narrows Bridge. The official geographic name of the body of water crossed by the bridge is The Narrows, not The Tacoma Narrows. The enclosed photos were taken on July 15, 2007, the day of the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new bridge. The woman with the dark hair in the center of one photo is Paula Hammond, at the time WSDOT Chief of Staff. Later she became the Washington State Secretary of Transportation.