From 2002 to 2007 a new suspension bridge is being built parallel to and south of the existing bridge, which will also be upgraded and retrofitted. The project will create a safer, less-congested SR 16 corridor linking the Peninsula to Tacoma and I-5.
Tacoma Narrows Bridge HEADLINES
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Published July 16th, 2007 - 1:00AM
“We had no real problems. We had a lot of tired people, a lot of sweaty, tired, happy people.”
Published July 15th, 2007 - 1:00AM
Bring on the crowds.
Published July 15th, 2007 - 1:00AM
Want to be the first person to drive across the new Tacoma Narrows bridge?
Published July 14th, 2007 - 1:00AM
Friday’s mad rush to obtain transponders for the new Tacoma Narrows bridge included some disappointed owners of motorcycles and certain luxury cars,
Published July 12th, 2007 - 1:00AM
If you’re fretting about the cost of crossing the new Tacoma Narrows bridge starting Monday, take heart that at least you don’t have to pay extra for passengers.
Published July 7th, 2007 - 1:00AM
Tacoma Narrows Constructors plans a flurry of last-minute road work in preparation for the July 15 opening of the new Tacoma Narrows bridge.
Published July 5th, 2007 - 1:00AM
The opening of the new Narrows bridge is expected to ease traffic congestion between Gig Harbor and Tacoma.
Published July 2nd, 2007 - 1:00AM
I put the Tacoma Narrows bridge toll transponder on my windshields wrong, and had to get replacements for two cars. So I was feeling pretty stupid.
Published June 20th, 2007 - 1:00AM
Nearly 64,000 transponders have been issued to vehicles that are likely to cross the new Tacoma Narrows bridge, but most of those toll-paying decals seem to be stuck in limbo instead of stuck on vehicle windshields.
Published June 10th, 2007 - 1:00AM
TOLEDO, Ohio – At precisely 10 p.m., the center pylon of Toledo’s new bridge lights up and fireworks erupt around it, sending sprays of fire into the night sky.
Published June 10th, 2007 - 1:00AM
TOLEDO, Ohio – During the first year of work on Toledo’s new Veterans’ Glass City Skyway bridge, Fru-Con Construction, a Missouri-based contractor, figured out a way to be more efficient by rerouting traffic through the construction zone.
Published June 6th, 2007 - 1:00AM
The toll on the new Tacoma Narrows bridge will be $3 for passenger cars and trucks – $1.75 for automated toll payers – and, yes, cops will have to pay, too.
Published May 24th, 2007 - 1:00AM
Is it possible that so many people could pile onto the new Tacoma Narrows bridge on opening day that they would make the bridge fall down?
Published April 26th, 2007 - 1:00AM
The second expansion joint for the new Narrows bridge arrived early Wednesday on the bridge’s Tacoma side.
Published April 12th, 2007 - 1:00AM
SPOKANE – Holding up miles of cars, a tractor-trailer rig carrying a 100-ton expansion joint for the new Tacoma Narrows bridge slowly made its way toward Tacoma after a three-week delay near Spokane.
Published April 11th, 2007 - 1:00AM
A giant bridge deck expansion joint, stranded near landlocked Spokane for more than three weeks because it was so heavy, was granted an oversize load permit Tuesday, clearing the way for a new hauler to take it the remaining 300 miles to Tacoma.
Published April 11th, 2007 - 1:00AM
Lighting up the Narrows bridges for oohing, ahhing and civic pride is a great idea, Tacoma City Council members said Tuesday night.
Published April 10th, 2007 - 1:00AM
State Department of Transportation officials don’t know when they’ll hold their grand opening ceremony for the new Tacoma Narrows bridge.
Published April 10th, 2007 - 1:00AM
The new Tacoma Narrows bridge’s opening ceremony will feature the first car to drive across Galloping Gertie on July 1, 1940.
Published April 6th, 2007 - 1:00AM
The trucking company trying to deliver an oversized piece of equipment to the new Tacoma Narrows bridge hit another major chuckhole Thursday.
Published April 6th, 2007 - 1:00AM
The state Department of Transportation has given the builder of the new Tacoma Narrows bridge a $2 million break on the damages it will owe for missing its April 2 deadline, saying that last winter’s bad weather caused 16 days of unavoidable delay.
Published April 5th, 2007 - 1:00AM
A 100-ton expansion joint stranded near Spokane got no closer to the new Tacoma Narrows bridge Wednesday and might not be ready to move until Friday.
Published April 4th, 2007 - 1:00AM
The Texas trucking company struggling to get a 100-ton piece of the new Tacoma Narrows bridge across Washington state spent Tuesday trying to rent extra equipment needed for the 300-mile move.
Published April 3rd, 2007 - 1:00AM
The state and a Texas-based moving company have at last come to terms on how to get a giant expansion joint, stuck at the Idaho-Washington border since March 17, delivered to the new Tacoma Narrows bridge.
Published March 30th, 2007 - 1:00AM
The piece of the new Tacoma Narrows bridge that has been stranded at the Idaho-Washington border for the past two weeks could start moving again as early as Monday, but when it does, it’s going to be a long, slow trip.
Published March 29th, 2007 - 1:00AM
COEUR d’ALENE, Idaho – A key part of the new Tacoma Narrows bridge, ruled too heavy to travel across Washington’s highways last week, has become a tourist attraction at the state line weigh station where it’s been stranded 11 days.
Published March 28th, 2007 - 1:00AM
Beginning next week, the state Department of Transportation will close the north sidewalk of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge at times to strip and repaint the bridge’s suspender cables.
Published March 24th, 2007 - 1:00AM
The state says it isn’t worried about further delays with the second Narrows bridge, even with a piece of it marooned at the Washington-Idaho border.
Published March 23rd, 2007 - 1:00AM
COEUR d’ALENE, Idaho – A massive piece of the new Tacoma Narrows bridge remains stranded at the Washington-Idaho state line where officials say it’s too heavy to move across Evergreen State roads.
Published March 20th, 2007 - 1:00AM
The truck carrying a 100-ton expansion joint to the new Tacoma Narrows bridge was delayed at the Washington-Idaho border near Spokane over the weekend and did not arrive in Tacoma on Monday as expected.
Published March 18th, 2007 - 2:24AM
Construction this week on the new Tacoma Narrows bridge:
Published March 17th, 2007 - 1:00AM
A truck more than twice as long as a typical tractor-trailer is expected to deliver the first of two enormous expansion joints for the new Tacoma Narrows bridge Monday.
Published March 4th, 2007 - 7:34AM
Construction this week on the new Tacoma Narrows bridge:
Published February 28th, 2007 - 1:00AM
The South Sound’s wet, windy weather is forcing engineers to get creative in their efforts to wrap the giant suspension cables that support the new Tacoma Narrows bridge.
Published February 28th, 2007 - 1:00AM
A group trying to permanently light both Tacoma Narrows bridges won’t ask Gig Harbor or other local governments for money, at least not soon.
Published February 25th, 2007 - 1:00AM
After the new Tacoma Narrows bridge opens, state officials expect an average of 1,800 people a day will drive across without paying the toll.
Published February 20th, 2007 - 1:00AM
At first glance, the rubble doesn’t look like much: chunks of old concrete, rusted rebar fingers poking out of the sides.
Published February 18th, 2007 - 1:00AM
Construction this week on the new Tacoma Narrows bridge:
Published February 11th, 2007 - 2:29AM
Construction this week on the new Tacoma Narrows bridge:
Published February 11th, 2007 - 1:00AM
A state senator who represents the Tacoma side of the Tacoma Narrows says the builder of the new Tacoma Narrows bridge doesn’t deserve any breaks on its deadlines because of bad winter weather.
Published February 6th, 2007 - 1:00AM
A Senate committee on Monday approved a bill that would set a $49 fine for failing to pay a toll on the new Narrows Bridge when it opens this summer.
Published February 4th, 2007 - 1:00AM
The builder of the new Tacoma Narrows bridge is asking the state for a break on its construction deadlines because of bad weather.
Published January 31st, 2007 - 1:00AM
Steve Seidel strode across the gangplank Tuesday, a big grin on his face, and grabbed Transportation Secretary Doug MacDonald’s outstretched hand.
Published January 30th, 2007 - 1:00AM
Work crews building the new Tacoma Narrows bridge raced ahead of schedule Monday, raising the possibility that the entire 5,400-foot bridge deck will be in place as early as today.
Published January 28th, 2007 - 7:13AM
Construction this week on the new Tacoma Narrows bridge:
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