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.
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Published December 5th, 2006 - 1:00AM
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Published November 13th, 2006 - 1:00AM
Beautiful is not a word often used to describe construction zones. But in the case of the new Tacoma Narrows bridge, plenty of people think it applies.
Published November 13th, 2006 - 1:00AM
If there is any place on Earth where natural forces could be harnessed to produce electricity, you would think it would be the Tacoma Narrows, with its notorious tidal currents and legendary winds.
Published November 13th, 2006 - 1:00AM
New York’s Mid-Hudson Bridge uses LED lights to create a scene that is as entertaining as it is aesthetic. The prize for America’s most-wired bridge clearly goes to the Mid-Hudson Bridge in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., where microprocessors, fiber-optic cables and LEDs give programmers a palette of more than 16.7 million colors to play with.
Published November 12th, 2006 - 7:36AM
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Published November 5th, 2006 - 1:00AM
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Published October 27th, 2006 - 1:00AM
Crews building the new Tacoma Narrows bridge hauled the transport vessel the Teal out of the Narrows on Thursday, having finished unloading the 15 massive deck sections the ship brought from South Korea.
Published October 22nd, 2006 - 6:22AM
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Published October 16th, 2006 - 1:00AM
The new Narrows bridge is at last beginning to look like a real bridge. By today, crews are expected to have 23 of 46 deck sections hoisted onto the main suspension cables, putting the contractor at the halfway point in the deck-lifting process.
Published October 15th, 2006 - 1:00AM
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Published October 9th, 2006 - 1:00AM
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Published October 3rd, 2006 - 1:00AM
Replacing a broken winch line on the ship loaded with the second batch of deck sections for the new Tacoma Narrows bridge will not delay the overall deck-lifting schedule, according to the state Department of Transportation.
Published October 1st, 2006 - 6:28AM
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Published September 29th, 2006 - 1:00AM
A new suspender cable will have to be ordered to replace one crews building the new Tacoma Narrows bridge dropped Wednesday during a deck-lifting operation, a state Department of Transportation official said Thursday.
Published September 28th, 2006 - 1:00AM
Crews building the new Tacoma Narrows bridge will try to determine today how a suspender cable came loose during a deck-lifting operation Wednesday and wound up dangling in the water below.
Published September 24th, 2006 - 1:00AM
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Published September 22nd, 2006 - 1:00AM
Watch for the old switcheroo under the new Tacoma Narrows bridge in the coming days.
Published September 17th, 2006 - 1:00AM
The spectacular aerial construction on the new Tacoma Narrows bridge might thrill commuters rushing by, but the exposure is a mixed blessing for the bridge builder, Tacoma Narrows Constructors.
Published September 10th, 2006 - 7:16AM
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Published September 1st, 2006 - 1:00AM
Lifting the heavy deck sections into place on the new Narrows bridge requires complex engineering techniques, but for several of the deck sections, getting them into the air is only the beginning.
Published August 27th, 2006 - 3:41PM
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Published August 24th, 2006 - 1:00AM
Gig Harbor’s future history museum will showcase pieces of Galloping Gertie, the first bridge across the Tacoma Narrows that swayed violently before blowing apart in 1940.
Published August 20th, 2006 - 1:00AM
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Published August 12th, 2006 - 1:00AM
Drivers headed east across the Tacoma Narrows Bridge will be slowed overnight tonight and Tuesday night so toll collectors can test their electronic equipment.
Published August 11th, 2006 - 1:00AM
The process of lifting the deck sections onto the new Tacoma Narrows bridge was delayed for more than a month by mechanical damage some workers are convinced was sabotage.
Published August 9th, 2006 - 1:00AM
Tacoma Narrows Bridge commuters couldn’t resist the sight of 488 tons of green superstructure suspended in midair Tuesday.
Published August 8th, 2006 - 1:00AM
Builders of the new Tacoma Narrows bridge successfully lifted the first of 46 deck sections into place Monday as hundreds of spectators watched on shore, in boats and from the walkway of the old bridge.
Published August 6th, 2006 - 7:38AM
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Published July 19th, 2006 - 1:00AM
The gantry cranes that will hoist the first deck section onto the new Tacoma Narrows bridge passed a critical load test Tuesday, bringing the bridge builder a step closer to beginning the deck assembly operation.
Published July 18th, 2006 - 1:00AM
The second shipment of Korean-made deck sections for the new Tacoma Narrows bridge arrived in Commencement Bay on Monday.
Published July 16th, 2006 - 7:26AM
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Published July 2nd, 2006 - 7:13AM
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Published June 30th, 2006 - 1:00AM
The builders of the new Tacoma Narrows bridge squeezed a heavy ocean transport vessel loaded with deck sections under the existing bridge early Thursday, this time avoiding the underside of the old bridge by 15 feet.
Published June 28th, 2006 - 1:00AM
The ship loaded with deck sections for the new Tacoma Narrows bridge hit the old bridge Friday for the simplest imaginable reason: Engineers at Tacoma Narrows Constructors got the height of the underside of the old bridge wrong.
Published June 25th, 2006 - 1:00AM
In the world of suspension bridges, Dave Climie is an international superstar.
Published June 25th, 2006 - 1:00AM
Engineers and managers at Tacoma Narrows Constructors were still puzzling Saturday over how they could have been so wrong about the height of the first shipload of deck sections for the new bridge.
Published June 25th, 2006 - 1:00AM
The U.S. Coast Guard and local law enforcement agencies will enforce these safety rules on boats in the Tacoma Narrows while the deck for the new bridge is installed:
Published June 25th, 2006 - 1:00AM
The Tacoma Narrows’ wakes, winds and rapid currents presented bridge builders with a difficult challenge: how to keep the deck sections in one place on the water long enough for workers to hook up the cables dangling from gantry cranes.
Published June 25th, 2006 - 1:00AM
The deck-assembly system Tacoma Narrows Constructors is using on the new bridge is as technically advanced as any ever tried.
Published June 25th, 2006 - 1:00AM
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Published June 24th, 2006 - 1:00AM
They knew it was going to be close, but not that close.
Published June 9th, 2006 - 1:00AM
The first of three shipments of deck sections for the new Tacoma Narrows bridge cruised quietly into Commencement Bay at 7 p.m. Thursday, ending an 18-day journey from the South Korean shipyard where they were manufactured.
Published June 4th, 2006 - 1:00AM
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Published May 21st, 2006 - 1:00AM
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Published May 19th, 2006 - 1:00AM
For the past three years, drivers on the Tacoma Narrows Bridge have had front row seats for one of the world’s most spectacular civil engineering productions. Now builders of the new Narrows bridge are gearing up for the grand finale: the midair assembly of the bridge’s mile-long deck.
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