Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project

The Gerald Desmond Bridge is a vital part of U.S. trade infrastructure — 15 percent of the nation's waterborne cargo is trucked over it annually — and a critical access route for commuters between the Port of Long Beach and surrounding communities.


  • Long Beach, California, USA


  • Port of Long Beach acting for the City of Long Beach - Harbor Department

Project Status

  • Opened to traffic in October 2020
Cables Per Tower
40 40
Elevation Above Water
205 ft 205 ft
Height of Towers
515 ft 515 ft
Main Span Length
1,000 ft 1,000 ft
Total Length
~ 8,800 ft ~ 8,800 ft