The new bridge will likely not be named for a person, which has turned out to be something plagued with problems in recent years, but rather its name will reflect its physical appearance or its role in the port.
Former Vice President Joe Biden will return to the Southland today in his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, touring the Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project in Long Beach before attending an evening fundraiser in Irvine.
Eastbound lanes of Ocean Boulevard near State Route 47 and the Gerald Desmond Bridge will close for about 55 hours beginning Friday, July 12, so crews can repair a water line behind the roadway.
Police said the gun was near the center median on the westbound side of the Gerald Desmond Bridge.
Eastbound drivers from the Gerald Desmond Bridge who are headed to either the 710 Freeway or Downtown Long Beach will soon have to share just one off-ramp due to construction of the new bridge.
The new bridge is being built with about 75 seismic sensors that will measure the force when one of several nearby faults set off an earthquake.
The biggest impact is to the southbound 710 where it becomes Harbor Scenic Drive, the route motorists would normally take to get to the Queen Mary.
The transition ramp connecting the Gerald Desmond Bridge to the northbound Long Beach (710) Freeway will permanently close beginning Saturday night, the Port of Long Beach announced today.
The only freeway ramp that directly connects Terminal Island to the Long Beach (710) Freeway is about to bite the dust, and that will mean several traffic signals on the detour for the heavy stream of trucks leaving the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
While the new Gerald Desmond Bridge won’t be completed until 2019 it did reach a milestone Tuesday when a large group of city and port officials and dignitaries gathered for the “Topping Out” ceremony to celebrate the completion of the two tallest towers that will hold up the structure.