Friday, January 3, 2020

Long Beach Bridge Tours

By Karen Robes Meeks

Want a closer look at the new $1.47 billion span that will replace the Gerald Desmond Bridge in Long Beach, Calif.? The port is offering its popular construction site tours and has opened free registrations for two new opportunities set for Jan. 16 and Feb. 20. Visits will take place from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

Visitors will be bused to two locations on or close to the construction area to view and photograph the project from a variety of different angles.

Upon completion, the new bridge will feature six traffic lanes, a taller clearance for large cargo vessels to pass through and a bike and pedestrian path.

For more information on the project, go to

To reserve your place on one of the tours visit