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    Tacoma Narrows Bridge

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    The Tacoma Narrows Bridge is a pair of twin suspension bridges that span the Tacoma Narrows strait of Puget Sound in Pierce County, Washington. The bridges connect the city of Tacoma with the Kitsap Peninsula and carry State Route 16 over the strait. Historically, the name "Tacoma Narrows Bridge" has applied to the original bridge nicknamed "Galloping Gertie", which opened in July 1940 but collapsed because of aeroelastic flutter four months later, as well as the replacement of the original bridge which opened in 1950 and still stands today as the westbound lanes of the present-day twin bridge complex. The original Tacoma Narrows Bridge opened on July 1, 1940. It received its nickname "Galloping Gertie" because of the vertical movement of…

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    The Tacoma Narrows Bridge was finished building and was open to the public on June 1st, 1940 in Tacoma, Washington. The bridge was very useful because it had cut the travel time from about 2 and ½ hour drive from Tacoma to the Kitsap Peninsula to about 10 to 15 minutes. The Tacoma Narrows Bridge was the third longest bridge at the time with the length of 1.4 miles. Not even a year after the opening of the bridge on November 7th, 1940, it had collapsed taking no human lives. The exact cause of…

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    Bridge Construction

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    The act of bridge building has changed the course of the world. Without bridges we wouldn’t be able to cross large bodies of water that previously prevented us from growing as a nation and expanding into worlds we once thought was held back from us. The construction of a bridge does more than link two pieces of land together. It exemplifies the notion that we will not be held back by the power of mother nature. While also changeling us to expand into realms through creativity and reason. The…

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    a lot of lives just by speculating and testing the effects of such scenarios. Referring back to the Chernobyl disaster, it can be examined that a minor design flaw caused a terrific disaster just through a simple test. According to the World Nuclear Association, “A peculiarity of the design of the control rods caused a dramatic power surge as they were inserted into the reactor.” (World Nuclear Association, 2016). As horrifying as the Chernobyl nuclear disaster is, in contrast, it can be…

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    Parella 1 James Parella Mrs. McGuinness ILA 8 April 11, 2017 THE VERRAZANO-NARROWS BRIDGE Just over 58 years ago, one of the world’s most iconic bridges was just being born. After five long years, it grew up and became the world’s longest bridge at the time it opened. The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge is one of the greatest and largest bridges in the entire world. The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, or more well-known as the Verrazano Bridge, is the longest suspension bridge in the United States and is now…

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    already “fixt” not care about criticism and only “fret” about having enough “deeds of light” (10) to enter heaven. This particular line also indicates the reason why many scholars believe that Milton “encourages” his lady friend: the terms, “care” and “fixt” can easily be interpreted that the lady shows stern devotion to her church; hence, the word, “zealously” (9). However, if one reads in between the lines, the terms, “care” and “fixt” function together to produce a pessimistic future. That is…

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    MILLERSBURG — After a year of giving themselves and representing Holmes County and the fair, royals Bryce Burgett and Lyndsey Davis are eagerly anticipating the arrival of this year's fair. King Burgett, 19, is the son of Dan and Jenny Burgett. He was nominated by the Nashville Jolly Farmers. Queen Davis, 17, is the daughter of Jerry and Lisa Davis. She was nominated by the Killbuck Handy Helpers 4-H Club. “I've been super busy traveling to other fairs and festivals,” said Davis, who said that…

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    Smith-Cotton's Poem

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    The most difficult part is turning around and going back. Since we have already gone up that harsh ascent, we know how laborious the descent will be. Still, no matter how difficult it is, we must finish it. We begin our decline. We run back through the thin path, narrowly missing the trees as our speed quickly picks up. I am screeching. I do not want to collapse as I run down this steep and narrow hill. Abruptly, the path widens again and we are on flat ground. I am relieved for a second, and…

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    It is fed by multiple fresh water creeks and most notably the Puyallup River which is the largest freshwater river in the area. Commencement Bay has a long history of industrial development, which has leant Tacoma its moniker the “City of Destiny” as well as its notoriety as the home of the “Aroma of Tacoma.” This development has also shaped Tacoma’s current shoreline and overall appearance. Originally, the shoreline was primarily an expanse of tideflats and estuaries, with large shellfish and…

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    Personal Narrative Fiction

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    Lia reaches higher and pulls herself up the rough rock wall. Her fingers grasp the big shelf of rock directly over her head. Above, there is a complicated spot on the wall. Lia has never made it past before. Briefly, options are considered in her mind. Something new and courageous must be done if any improvement is to be made. She decides to leap. Her toes dig into the small crevice of rock beneath her feet. A few seconds later, Lia is flying towards the tall ceiling illuminated by bright…

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