Vincent Thomas Bridge, Los Angeles

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The Vincent Thomas Bridge is a 1,500-foot-long (460 m) suspension bridge, crossing the Los Angeles Harbor in the U.S. state of California, linking San Pedro, Los Angeles, with Terminal Island. It is the only suspension bridge in the Greater Los Angeles area. The bridge is part of State Route 47, which is also known as the Seaside Freeway. The bridge opened in 1963 and is named for California Assemblyman Vincent Thomas of San Pedro, who championed its construction. It was the first welded suspension bridge in the United States and is now the fourth-longest suspension bridge in California and the 76th-longest span in the world. The clear height of the navigation channel is approximately 185 feet (56 m); it is the only suspension bridge in the world supported entirely on piles.
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  • I get a surge of excitement, when I see this amazing green bridge. It's the iconic symbol of the busy port of San Pedro. I know that soon I will be aboard my Princess Cruise and on my way for...  more »
  • Watching the traffic cross the bridge from the harbour was interesting. We were on a cruise ship so reasonably high and close enough for a good view. It was interesting to see how long it took the...  more »
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  • Great bridge between Long Beach and San Pedro. It is well constructed and gets lots of traffic, including from the Harbor or Ports.
  • Mr. Vince Thomas must be rolling in his grave. There's always one side of the bridge not working. This was a poor replacement for the car ferry and at most times, is slower. A replacement bridge for the future is nowhere in sight. Add to this the inconvenience of the Long Beach brige taking 10 years to complete, making any trip out of town miserable.

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