Completion of the $1.26 billion Gerald Desmond Bridge replacement in California has been pushed back from late 2016 to late 2017 or mid-2018. The complexity of the design-build project is the primary cause for the delay, according to John Pope, a spokesman for the Port of Long Beach. "Soil conditions have turned out to be very, very challenging and different. Almost each part of the foundation is a project unto itself," he added.

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