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Thunder struck on a dark and stormy night while everyone was inside their nice and cozy homes. One of those people was sitting by his warm fire reading a fascinating book, but then came a loud noise at the door like someone was trying as fast as they could to get into his home. He looked around the room.......
Follow the link above, to continue reading the short novel written by Brett Shupe; a grade 7, student at Thousand Islands Intermediate & Secondary School, formerly of Lyn Public School.
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BRIDGES & STRUCTURES!
The longest bridge over ice covered waters in the world, joining Borden-Carleton, Prince Edward Island and Cape Jourimain, New-Brunswick
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Watch the amazing "Gallopin' Gertie" November 7, 1940 film clip.
1940 Tacoma Narrows Bridge
Slender, elegant and graceful, the Tacoma Narrows Bridge stretched like a steel ribbon across Puget Sound in 1940. The third longest suspension span in the world opened on July 1st. Only four months later, the great span's short life ended in disaster. "Galloping Gertie," collapsed in a windstorm on November 7,1940.
The bridge became famous as "the most dramatic failure in bridge engineering history." Now, it's also "one of the world's largest man-made reefs." The sunken remains of Galloping Gertie were placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992 to protect her from salvagers.
A dramatic tale of failure and success
The story of the failure of the 1940 Narrows Bridge and the success of the Current Narrows Bridge is a great American saga. When Galloping Gertie splashed into Puget Sound, it created ripple effects across the nation and around the world. The event changed forever how engineers design suspension bridges. Gertie's failure led to the safer suspension spans we use today.