Keeping Swaying Bridges from Falling Down

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Science  29 Mar 2002:
Vol. 295, Issue 5564, pp. 2374-2375
DOI: 10.1126/science.1070714

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In the Wake of Tacoma Suspension Bridges and the Quest for Aerodynamic Stability. Richard Scott. ASCE Press, Reston, VA, 2001. Paper, 314 pp. $69. ISBN 0-7844-0542-5.

Scott offers a narrative of trends in the design and construction of suspension bridges through the decades following the catastrophic 1940 collapse of the Tacoma Narrows span.