A Conversation for The Tay Bridge Disaster, December 1879

"Galloping Gertie"

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Steve K.

Interesting entry, as a sailor and an engineer myself (of the chemical persuasion) I am always interested in what wind can do. Here is some video on the collapse of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Washington state, USA:


Here is more, including required wind tunnel testing of suspension bridge designs:


P.S. OK, I am probably USA-centric, but calling the Forth Bridge the most famous in the world? It is interesting, but maybe the Golden Gate would be a little more recognizable?


Also, London seems to have yet another opinion:


Actually, London has several "most famous bridges":


(scroll down to "Nearby Attractions").

Just joking, of course, my Google of "most famous bridge" returned 10,000+ hits ...

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