Watch a video of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, or Galloping Gertie, collapsing, just four months after it was completed.I can give you a six-word formula for success: Think things through - then follow through. - Edward Vermon (Eddie) Rickenbacker
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The Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse

Galloping Gertie

Galloping Gertie

The old Tacoma Narrows Bridge, built between Tacoma and Gig Harbor, Washington in 1940, vibrated so much that it was nicknamed "Galloping Gertie." In November of 1940, just four months after it was completed, it literally whipped itself apart.

 

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The natural frequency of the bridge setup a resonant standing wave oscillation in the structure. Unfortunately, the resonant quality or Q of the bridge was too high, meaning that it was unable to dampen the oscillations enough to avoid collapse.

 


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