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Gerald Desmond Bridge

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Gerald Desmond Bridge

Westward view from Long Beach

www.bridges-of-los-angeles-county.com

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BH Photo #114529

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Overview
Bridge over Port of Long Beach on Ocean Blvd./California Highway 47/I-710 in Long Beach
Location
Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1968.
Builders
- Bethlehem Steel Co. of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
- Moffatt & Nichol (Engineers)
Design
Suspended Deck - Steel Arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 1,053.0 ft.
Total length: 5,134.0 ft. (1.0 mi.)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.76452, -118.22103   (decimal degrees)
33°45'52" N, 118°13'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/386926/3736716 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wilmington
Elevation
250 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 36658 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 17, 2016: Updated by Andy Peters: scheduled for demolition; replacement bridge under construction
  • September 4, 2014: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • April 19, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
  • February 21, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: Corrected GPS data
  • December 18, 2008: New photo from David Kimbrough
  • June 17, 2008: Updated by Max Johnson
  • June 17, 2008: Updated by David Kimbrough
  • June 14, 2008: Updated by David Kimbrough
  • May 28, 2008: Added by David Kimbrough

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Comments 

Gerald Desmond Bridge
Posted March 19, 2012, by Mark Powers (rex [at] hungloose [dot] com)

This bridge has a pedestrian walkway.

3 bids for new contruction rec'd March 2012. New bridge to open by 2016.

Gerald Desmond Bridge
Posted November 24, 2010, by Ed Hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)

The replacement bridge has started construction. Story at http://articles.latimes.com/2010/nov/23/local/la-me-bridge-2...

Gerald Desmond Bridge
Posted January 31, 2010, by Ed Hollowell (erhollow [at] dslextreme [dot] com)

According to The Dailybreeze newspaper there are plans being made to replace the Gerald Desmond Bridge with a new cable supported bridge. Reasons given were deteriorating concrete in the decks and lack of clearance for larger, modern ships as well as the desire to increase capacity. The Dailybreese story was published January 30, 2010.