Long Beach port plans $1.1B bridge replacement

08/9/2010 | Contra Costa Times (Walnut Creek, Calif.)

The Port of Long Beach in California plans to replace the Gerald Desmond Bridge to accommodate growing cargo traffic. The port expects to break ground on the $1.1 billion project in 2012 after nearly a decade of planning. The bridge, which dates to 1968, has suffered increasing wear and tear, carrying more than 15% of the country's total oceanborne trade.

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Contra Costa Times (Walnut Creek, Calif.)

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