Only four months after opening to the public, the first Narrows Bridge collapsed due to wind on November 7, 1940.
Only four months after opening to the public, the first Narrows Bridge collapsed due to wind on November 7, 1940. Northwest Room/Tacoma Public Lib
Only four months after opening to the public, the first Narrows Bridge collapsed due to wind on November 7, 1940. Northwest Room/Tacoma Public Lib

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