The New Landmark Towering Above Long Beach Port
The new Gerald Desmond Replacement Bridge rising above the Port of Long Beach is tall and sleek, nothing like the aging bridge it was built to replace.
Built to freeway standards, it will become the southern end of the 710, connecting Long Beach and Terminal Island.
At night the new bridge’s supporting cables will be lit up with different colors themed to civic holidays, visible across the L.A. basin.
The old bridge, which opened in 1968, is more of a squat, steel structure. But it's too narrow for today’s volume of truck traffic, and is losing chunks of concrete from the underside. It will be demolished after the new bridge opens.
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