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The Opening of the Second First Tacoma Narrows Bridge
Wayback Wednesday #5
The original Narrows Bridge was built in early 1940 and fell down just a few months later in a spectacular windstorm in November of 1940. The video footage is something almost every Tacoman has seen. But if you haven’t, here it is.
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In 1950, WWII had been over for a while and we weren’t quite yet heavily involved in Korea. So the city decided it would be a good time to rebuild the fallen bridge. The Tacoma News Tribune kept pictorial track of the construction. And while I was researching another project I started collecting the images to share here.
It took only four days for some thrill seeker to climb one of the two towers of the bridge and do a headstand.
Here’s your horoscope for today.
I don’t know why the potato salad kind of looks like a cake. Come to think of it, most of these old recipes look like cakes.
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- Jack Cameron
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