November 7, 1940.
Spectators from across Washington State gathered to watch the Tacoma Narrows Bridge's dramatic collapse.
This is the story of the famed Galloping Gertie - those who witnessed her build and ultimate collapse, those who have explored her wreckage, lured by adventure and a giant octopus; and those who have studied her history. "700 Feet Down" is a deep dive exploration into how history influences the present, and the lessons we can learn along the way.
Produced by Carly Vester, Vester Media LLC
Directed by Peter Bortel, Our World Films LLC
Dive Footage by Mike Brickman, Jared Jensen, Jonathan Saenz
Historical Footage courtesy of the Harbor History Museum, Tacoma Public Library System, and the University of Washington
Additional drone footage by Clinton Ward
Additional production support from Tanner Keeling-Garcia