This bridge has a pedestrian walkway.
3 bids for new contruction rec'd March 2012. New bridge to open by 2016.
The replacement bridge has started construction. Story at http://articles.latimes.com/2010/nov/23/local/la-me-bridge-20101123
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.