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#1 CHamilton

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Posted 07 November 2014 - 03:49 PM

Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapses on November 7, 1940.

On November 7, 1940, at about 11 a.m., the Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapses in a high wind. The bridge spanned the Tacoma Narrows, a deep, narrow section of Puget Sound that separates Pierce County from the Kitsap Peninsula. 

 

 


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Posted 13 November 2014 - 12:59 PM

Definitely part of Northwest lore. That clip never gets old.



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Posted 13 November 2014 - 01:58 PM

I worked for many years for the insurance company that insured that mess.  We heard plenty about it, even 50 years later!



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Posted 13 November 2014 - 03:28 PM

I worked for many years for the insurance company that insured that mess.  We heard plenty about it, even 50 years later!


Did anyone ever lose their license or go to jail over this fiasco??
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Posted 13 November 2014 - 04:16 PM

 

I worked for many years for the insurance company that insured that mess.  We heard plenty about it, even 50 years later!


Did anyone ever lose their license or go to jail over this fiasco??

 

 

Jim - I never heard about anything like that, but who knows.  



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Posted 13 November 2014 - 04:36 PM

Thanks Tom! I thought maybe some engineers or the Contractor might have lost their license over this? And Inspectors might have been bribed?

Did your company have to pay out big bucks? I thought this might have been more a matter of Bonding than Insurance???( perhaps your Company insured the Bond??)

Edited by jimhudson, 13 November 2014 - 04:36 PM.

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Yet there isn't a train I wouldn't take,No matter where its going!.." -Edna St. Vincent Millay




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