Monday, September 22, 2008

Gallopin' Gertie

In class my professor showed us this INSANE video of the Tacoma Bridge collapsing in 1940. It is really scary to watch because the entire bridge is literally twisting around until it inevitably snaps and collapses. AND on top of that, in the video you can see the craziest person alive TRY TO DRIVE ACROSS THE BRIDGE. Thank godddd for advances in engineering because all of this was caused simply from wind not being taken into consideration during the design phase. Makes me a leeetle more scared to drive in bad weather!

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