Port of Long Beach breaks ground on billion-dollar Gerald Desmond Bridge replacement (Daily News)

January 8, 2013 – Federal, state, city and port officials celebrated the groundbreaking Tuesday of a $1 billion project to replace the aging Gerald Desmond Bridge, considered the biggest bridge project in Southern California. Built in 1968, the Gerald Desmond Bridge links Terminal Island and the Long Beach (710) Freeway for the nation’s trade system, with nearly 15 percent of the nation’s waterborne cargo traveling on it. If the new bridge is renamed, it will likely be up to the state, which is contributing the most funding to the project with $500 million, Port of Long Beach (Aa2 / 542424RR9) officials said.

Link to Full Article: http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_22333647/ceremony-marks-start-work-gerald-desmond-bridge-replacement


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