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Catastrophe to triumph : bridges of the Tacoma Narrows

Author: Richard S Hobbs
Publisher: Pullman, Wash. : Washington State University Press, ©2006.
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Hobbs, Richard S.
Catastrophe to triumph.
Pullman, Wash. : Washington State University Press, c2006
(OCoLC)606414919
Online version:
Hobbs, Richard S.
Catastrophe to triumph.
Pullman, Wash. : Washington State University Press, c2006
(OCoLC)607270585
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard S Hobbs
ISBN: 0874222893 9780874222890
OCLC Number: 70131168
Description: xiv, 188 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 27 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Douglas B. MacDonald --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction : Bridging the Narrows --
ch. 1. Crossing the Narrows : idea and dream, ca. 1888-1937 --
ch. 2. Creating the first Narrows Bridge, 1937-1940 --
ch. 3. The 1940 Tacoma Narrows Bridge machine --
ch. 4. Most beautiful in the world --
ch. 5. People of the 1940 Narrows bridge --
ch. 6. Warning signs and rumors --
ch. 7. Galloping Gertie collapses, November 7, 1940 --
ch. 8. The lessons of failure --
ch. 9. A challenging beginning, 1940-1948 --
ch. 10. Rise of a new bridge --
ch. 11. People of the collapse and aftermath, 1940-1950 --
ch. 12. Bridge connections, 1950 to the present time --
ch. 13. The bridge machine since 1950 --
ch. 14. People of the 1950 Narrows bridge --
ch. 15. Style for a new span --
Epilogue : A bridge to the future, 1993-2007 --
Appendix A : Statistical comparison of the 1940 and 1950 Tacoma Narrows Bridges --
Appendix B : Spanning time : a chronology of the Tacoma Narrows Bridges --
Appendix C : Glossary --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Richard S. Hobbs.
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by WashingtonStateLibrary (WorldCat user published 2008-03-06) Excellent Permalink
This inclusive and compelling portrait of the Narrows bridges takes the reader from the disaster of the “Galloping Gertie” to the triumph of the 2007 span. Hobbs includes descriptions that bring the people to life and photos that enhance the stories.For further information about the Washington State...
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