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    Senior Member aRoudy1's Avatar
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    A Narrow(s) escape

    I took a short ride across the Tacoma Narrows bridge today. http://retrocycler.blogspot.com/2011...ws-escape.html

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    I used to ride across the old narrows bridge, the new one is light years ahead in safety and enjoyment. Looks like you enjoyed the ride. Pickles looked good as well...

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    I moved away before the second bridge was built, but I would love to take a ride over the bridge. A second on the pickles!

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    Here's a clip of my last journey across The Narrows.

    That's me in the overcoat. Talk about your narrow escapes. Unfortunately, I did lose my brand new Packard...



    ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by yummygooey View Post
    crabon/campy/rapha/roadie-bro.

    next step is recumbent.




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    I'm sure most everyone in the Puget Sound area knows the story of "Galloping Gertie" (I 1st heard of it years ago while I was still living in Ohio), but in case you don't, here's a very interesting WSDOT page of info on the bridge & its demise: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/tnbhistory/C...nnections3.htm

    Dan

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    There are still pieces of the old bridge on the hillside and underwater.

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    There's an exhibit about this bridge at the Harbor History Museum in Gig Harbor. Several pieces of the old bridge are in the display. Worth seeing.

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