November 7, 1940. You could never have stated if Tacoma Narrows was actually a Bridge or a pretty wobbly Roller Coaster. Why is that? If you have never heard of this, I suggest watching a Youtube video and then following up. (Disclaimer: Just make sure your jaw lands on something soft)
This is a really interesting classic case study of engineering failure! We’d love wind for many reasons and on many occasions, but one that dismantles an entire bridge is definitely not getting there. Hey! It seems unfair to blame the wind completely. Is the wind even the one to be accused of? After all, all the bridges that have ever collapsed were not due to wind. Damn, this thing is conspiring against my ability to judge. Why don’t we just see what actually happened and then build on from there? Yeah? Let’s do it!