Topic: Tacoma Narrows Bridge
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September 27, 2013 at 4:50 PM
A 35-year-old man was taken to the hospital after falling from the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, according to a spokesman for the Washington State Patrol.
The man told responders he hadn’t jumped, but he was wearing a helmet and a life jacket, and troopers suspect he did, said the spokesman, Trooper Guy Gill.
The man was taken to Tacoma General Hospital from the beach on the Gig Harbor side of the bridge, Gill said. The extent of his injuries wasn’t immediately clear.
This post will be updated as more information becomes available.
May 21, 2012 at 9:43 PM
Tolls on the Tacoma Narrows Bridge are going up starting in July, according to The News Tribune.
Today, the state Transportation Commission OK’d the following increases:
- Good to Go tolls rise from $2.75 to $4
- Cash tolls rise from $4 to $5
- Pay-by-mail tolls rise from $5.50 to $6.
January 9, 2012 at 6:53 AM
Weather: It’s mild out there this morning. Showers today, but SUNNY tomorrow! Then foggy Wednesday and Thursday. (Did you ever notice that the weather chart doesn’t always match the forecast? Different sources, that. The details.)
Really, could the Federal Way man and Bothell woman caught climbing the Tacoma Narrows bridge early yesterday morning have done it just to get great photos? We suppose it could be true, but let’s think about it. They were caught at 1:15 a.m. How long would it take to climb to the top? A half-hour, tops? That would put the time at 1:45 a.m., still too dark to capture much on camera. The sun wouldn’t rise until almost 8 a.m. And it would have been very cold. We think maybe they were just trying to climb the bridge to climb the bridge. Just saying …
What would the Morning Memo be without a bit of culture, at least once in a while? Superstar Violinist Joshua Bell performs with Seattle Symphony Orchestra on Tuesday at Benaroya Hall. Details available at the Seattle Symphony website. (Bell is also the violinist who was part of an experiment with columnist Gene Weingarten of The Washington Post in which Bell took the role of a street musician in Washington, D.C., playing rich classical music for people on their way to work.)
Strip-mall fire: We know it started in a tanning bed, where a bulb exploded, according to The Kitsap Sun. A 15-year-old customer in the tanning shop heard a loud pop, and the building and the six businesses in it were soon toast. Everyone inside got out safely, but a firefighter cut his hand. Also burned were a coffee shop and businesses that sold cigars, hearing aids, holiday cruises and beauty supplies.
Most-read stories on seattletimes.com this morning:
(You just knew the most-read story would be about people in their undies …)
January 8, 2012 at 1:46 PM
A man and a woman were arrested on trespassing charges Sunday after hopping a fence and climbing the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, the Washington State Patrol said.
The pair was half-way to the top of the bridge when a state trooper spotted them around 1:15 a.m., according to State Patrol spokesman Guy Gill. They climbed back down after the trooper shined a spotlight toward them.
Equipped with backpacks and gloves, the pair told troopers they planned to climb to the top to take photos, Gill said.
Gill said the man is from Federal Way and the woman from Bothell. Both are in their late 20s or early 30s.
Gill said they’re lucky to be alive. “The chances of them surviving had they fallen from where they stopped would be very, very slim,” he said.
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