Austin and Kaylee head over the bridge to visit Austin’s father. On their return, they park and watch the sun set.
The Tacoma Narrows Bridge is a pair of twin suspension bridges that cross over the Tacoma Narrows straight of the Puget Sound.
The original Tacoma Narrows Bridge opened on July 1, 1940. It received its nickname “Galloping Gertie” because of the way it swayed during windy conditions. That first bridge collapsed into Puget Sound just four months after it opened in 1940, under high wind conditions. The new bridge was opened ten years later.
Population growth and development in the Gig Harbor area made it necessary to build the second bridge.
“We become quiet as the sun descends toward the other side of the globe. A sea of color bleeds into the sky, as if a rainbow has just spilled out over it. Yellows, oranges, pinks, and blues intermingle, fuse together, a surreal painting that only God himself could have created. As the sun plunges farther down below the horizon the colors dissolve into each other until finally all is gray. Stars poke through the atmosphere, a prelude to the falling night.” ~ Chapter Seventeen