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Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse "Gallopin' Gertie"

Watch the amazing "Gallopin' Gertie" November 7, 1940 film clip. 1940 Tacoma Narrows Bridge Slender, elegant and graceful, the Tacoma Narrows Bridge stretched like a steel ribbon across Puget Sound in 1940. The third longest suspension span in the world opened on July 1st. Only four months later, the great span's short life ended in disaster. "Galloping Gertie," collapsed in a windstorm on November 7,1940. The bridge became famous as "the most dramatic failure in bridge engineering history." Now, it's also "one of the world's largest man-made reefs." The sunken remains of Galloping Gertie were placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992 to protect her from salvagers. A dramatic tale of failure and success The story of the failure of the 1940 Narrows Bridge and the success of the Current Narrows Bridge is a great American saga. When Galloping Gertie splashed into Puget Sound, it created ripple effects across the nation and around the world. The event changed forever how engineers design suspension bridges. Gertie's failure led to the safer suspension spans we use today.

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Story of The Bass (THE INSTRUMENTALS - Episode 4)

Michael Thurber takes you through 45 songs and 9 basses to explore the history of the bass. Special thanks for instruments from: Wen Yang: http://nybaroque.o...

THE DIGITAL STORY OF THE NATIVITY

How social media, web and mobile tell the story of the Nativity. Christmas story told through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google, Wikipedia, Google Maps, GMa...

Focusrite // The Story of the Focusrite Studio Console

The stories of the only 10 Focusrite Studio Consoles ever made. Click [Show More] for more details! Having developed modules for the world's leading mixing c...

A New Story of the People

Visit http://sustainableman.org to explore the world of sustainability. Visit http://charleseisenstein.net/ for more from Charles Eisenstein How do we change...

The Story of Maths 1 - The Language of the Universe (2008)

Harry and Paul's Story of the Twos - 26/05/2014

26/05/2014 As part of the 50th anniversary of BBC Two, the channel has commissioned Harry and Paul to celebrate the occasion in their own unique way, and thi...

Jon Mooallem: The strange story of the teddy bear and what it reveals

In 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt legendarily spared the life of a black bear — and prompted a plush toy craze for so-called "teddy bears." Writer Jon Mo...

The true story of 'true' - Gina Cooke

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-true-story-of-true-gina-cooke The older the word, the longer (and more fascinating) the story. With roots in ...

The Story of the Korean War in Colour (2001)

The Story of the Korean War documents war-torn Korea the way the soldiers saw it - in full and shocking colour. This digitally re-mastered documentary presen...