Port of Long Beach Gets Green Light for Bridge Project


LOS ANGELES (November 5, 2010) -- The Port of Long Beach has announced that the California Transportation Commission (CTC) has approved the $950 million Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project for one of 10 state project slots available under California's Design-Build Demonstration Program.

The CTC's approval authorizes the Port of Long Beach and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to deliver the project using the best-value design-build method contemplated under the program.  The Port of Long Beach and Caltrans released the request for qualifications (RFQ) for the project's design-build contract today.   

"The new bridge will be an iconic structure for Long Beach that modernizes the Port and puts thousands of people to work over the 5-year building period," said Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster.  "It is precisely the right project at the right time for California."

Points of Interest:

  • $950 million project
  • Complex construction of the first cable-stayed highway bridge in California
  • Final EIR/EA issued in July 2010
  • CEQA certified on August 9, 2010
  • Project cleared the environmental process on September 23, 2010
  • Received design-build authority from the California Transportation Commission on November 3, 2010
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