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Why the Tacoma Narrows Bridge was nicknamed Galloping Gertie
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Why the Tacoma Narrows Bridge was nicknamed Galloping Gertie

Season: 2019
Eps: 13

Immediately after the August 1940 grand opening of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, motorists and engineers alike realized that something was not quite right with it. The bridge deck undulated in waves, up and down, and the bridge was quickly nicknamed "Galloping Gertie."

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