LOOKING BACK – This sign stood at the side of the road as drivers approached the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in 1957. Tolls were charged on the Narrows Bridge from the first day that the 2nd bridge opened on October 14, 1950. In 1957, the average salary for a school teacher in the United States was $4,085, a coke cost 5 cents, and a copy of Life Magazine at the news stand was 25 cents. The toll on the Tacoma Narrows Bridge was removed in an official ceremony at 10:00 a.m. on May 14, 1965.
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