April 21, 2008

Tacoma Narrows Newsreel

This newsreel footage of the Tacoma Narrows bridge collapse is classic. Much better than I had remembered from High School physics because the version we saw was missing the breathless orchestration and newsreel announcer: 'No structure of steel and concrete can stand such a strain. Steel girders buckle and giant cables snap like puny threads. There it goes!'


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