This is the bridge that replaced “galloping Gertie“, the bridge across the Tacoma Narrows that swayed, bucked and then collapsed in the famous 1940 film. Actually, it’s now two bridges as another entire bridge was built recently so now there are more lanes across. It connects the Tacoma area with the Kitsap Peninsula.
I had a short shift at Fort Nisqually today. I did all the sewing there was pending. I had already decided I didn’t want to brave the heat in period clothing. So I left early and took a drive around the somewhat cooler Pt. Defiance Park’s 5 mile Drive. There are so many trees that it was about 10 degrees cooler than the freeway had been earlier. It is from one of the viewpoints that I made this sketch.