I've Got A Bridge To Sell You - $1 Billion For Long Beach 'Desmond' Replacement
The Gerald Desmond Bridge near the Queen Mary is falling down, falling down, falling down. The Gerald Desmond Bridge near the Queen Mary is falling down, here's $1 billion dollars for a new one. I'm pretty sure that's how the song goes.
Caltrans and the Port of Long Beach are set to begin construction on a shiny, new suspension bridge to replace the "crumbling" reality of the current situation. Plans for the new bridge were presented dockside at an event today, "under the aging Gerald Desmond Bridge, a structure that is so decrepit that nets are slung under it to catch the chunks of concrete that frequently fall from it," reports the Beverly Hills Courier. One estimate suggests that "15 percent of the goods imported or exported from the United States cross the narrow, four-lane bridge en route to or from the docks."