Even Less Chance for Bridge Head-Ons

The opening of the second Tacoma Narrows Bridge eliminated the potential for head-on crashes that could occur when both directions of travel were one bridge. The skinny lanes were separated by some little plastic doohickeys.
Now the state is installing crossover barriers at each end of the bridges to keep head-ons from happening there. The project, which costs $199,000, will begin in May and take about two weeks. It will be paid for with tolls.
The barriers can also be moved to divert traffic from one bridge to another in the event of a major blocking collision or bridge closure.