Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement
Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement is a highway crossing of the western inlet to the Inner Harbor of the Port of Long Beach. The six lane, 3.2km long bridge features a 300m long cable-stayed main span over a 61m high navigation envelope. Twin steel decks are supported from two single pylons that penetrate the central void between carriageways. A shared-use path incorporating scenic overlooks is provided on the southern edge of the deck. Project Architect for the pre-contract phase was BEaM Director Christian Ernst for D+W. BEaM subsequently acted as Architect for the post-tender design and construction phase developing technical and visual aspects of the project in accordance with the Employer’s Requirements.