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Washington Cascade Mountains and Valleys Sights

Tacoma-Narrows Bridge

  • Hwy. 16 at N. Jackson Ave. Map It
  • Tacoma
  • Bridge/Tunnel

Updated 10/31/2014

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A mile-wide waterway is the boundary between the Tacoma hills and the rugged bluffs of the Kitsap Peninsula. From the twin bridges that span it, the view plunges hundreds of feet down to roiling green waters, which are often busy with barge traffic or obscured by fog. The original bridge, "Galloping Gertie," famously twisted itself to death and broke in half during a storm in 1940—it's now the world's largest man-made reef, and is a popular dive site. Its mint-green

replacement and a sister bridge opened in 2007. Note: The $5.50 toll is for eastbound cars only; westbound it's free from Tacoma into Gig Harbor.

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Hwy. 16 at N. Jackson Ave., Tacoma, Washington, United States

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