San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Please join ASCE OC YMF for the technical tour of the Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project. The tour will be given by the Design-Build contractor SFI, a joint venture between Shimmick Construction, FCC & Impregilo. The tour consists of Deep Foundations Installation, Tip Grouting, Shoring, Mass Concrete, Pile Caps Construction, Column Construction, Moving Scaffolding System (MSS) assembly for the superstructure, video animation about constructing a Cable Stay Bridge and much more. The tour will include a visit to the Integrated Project Office, Technical presentation/videos and a Site tour. The tour will be limited to 20 people and lunch will be provided.
11:30 AM - Meet At Integrated Project Office(IPO)
11:45-12:15 PM - Presentations/Videos of the Project
12:15-12:45 PM - Lunch
12:45-1:45 PM - Tour the Bridge
1:45-2:15 PM - Return to the IPO.
About the Project
The Gerald Desmond Bridge has been designated as a National Highway System Intermodal Connector Route and part of the Federal Strategic Highway Network. It is a critical structure, with nearly 15 percent of the nation’s waterborne cargo trucked across the bridge, serving the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, the City of Long Beach, Los Angeles and Orange counties, and the nation.
The new bridge will be built with a cable-stayed design and will be high enough to accommodate the newest generation of the most efficient cargo ships. In addition, the new bridge will be wider and better able to accommodate existing and future traffic volumes.
Building the new bridge will generate about 3,000 jobs. The bridge expected to be completed between late-2017 to mid-2018.The Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project is a joint effort of Caltrans and the Port of Long Beach, with funding contributions from the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro).
• Three lanes in each direction for improved traffic flow
• Emergency lanes on both the inner and outer shoulders in each direction to reduce traffic delays and safety hazards from accidents and vehicle breakdowns
• A 205-foot vertical clearance to accommodate the world's largest, "greener" vessels
• A reduction in the bridge's steep grades, for further improvements to traffic flow
• The Mark Bixby Memorial Bicycle Pedestrian Path with at least 3 scenic overlooks
• Additional improvements include reconstruction of the Terminal Island East Interchange and a new interchange with the 710 Freeway
For more information visit http://www.newgdbridge.com/
Please contact Josue C. at firstname.lastname@example.org or 909 762 6193 for any questions.
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