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First responders plan exercise at SR 16 Tacoma Narrows Bridge


TACOMA – First responders will use the eastbound State Route 16 Tacoma Narrows Bridge as a location for an annual training event to strengthen their skills to deal with a real emergency.


A special unit from the Tacoma Police Department will practice response techniques between 9 a.m. and noon on Friday, Aug. 22.  Motorists should be prepared for possible visual distractions during the exercise, such as crews climbing on the bridge cables.


Both Tacoma Narrows Bridges will remain open to traffic during the planned training.