California’s Newest IconRelease Date: 2020-09-24
On Monday, October 5, we are opening California’s newest icon. Our new international bridge, linking Long Beach to Los Angeles, is a 50-story iconic structure that includes a bike and pedestrian path and incredible lighting features.
A huge thank you to all the union trade workers who built it.
This new bridge is replacing the existing Gerald Desmond Bridge, which has helped move goods across our country for the last 50-years. The new bridge is an amazing engineering accomplishment and is expected to carry 15% of all container traffic in the country.
The Port of Long Beach is the economic engine of our city supporting more than 50 thousand jobs locally. It is also the greenest sea port in the country and the second largest container port in the United States.
Trade is critical to our state and country, and this new bridge will make our nation even stronger.
Mayor Robert Garcia