Former Tacoma News Tribune photographer Howard Clifford holds an enlargement of a photo that captured him running for his life off the Narrows Bridge, nicknamed “Galloping Gertie,” as it convulsed and broke apart in 40 mile an hour winds on Nov. 7, 1940. Clifford went out on the bridge to get photos and save Tubby, a friend’s dog who was trapped in a car.
Former Tacoma News Tribune photographer Howard Clifford holds an enlargement of a photo that captured him running for his life off the Narrows Bridge, nicknamed “Galloping Gertie,” as it convulsed and broke apart in 40 mile an hour winds on Nov. 7, 1940. Clifford went out on the bridge to get photos and save Tubby, a friend’s dog who was trapped in a car. DEAN J. KOEPFLER Staff file, 2006
Former Tacoma News Tribune photographer Howard Clifford holds an enlargement of a photo that captured him running for his life off the Narrows Bridge, nicknamed “Galloping Gertie,” as it convulsed and broke apart in 40 mile an hour winds on Nov. 7, 1940. Clifford went out on the bridge to get photos and save Tubby, a friend’s dog who was trapped in a car. DEAN J. KOEPFLER Staff file, 2006

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