Summary[edit] Uploaded to Wikipedia by:Nikhil Kulkarni DescriptionLos Angeles Bridge.jpg ©2006 Kris Kros All rights reserved There has always been a need to cross over the main channel of the Los Angeles Harbor, even in the early 1870's, when the first ferry service consisted of a rowboat that made the trip to Terminal Island only as passengers were available. Ferry service was the only means of transport for decades. From 1937 until 1957, various proposals were considered regarding construction of a tube tunnel connecting the Harbor and Long Beach freeways. Engineers concluded that a four-lane bridge could be built for slightly more than the two-lane tube. Completed in 1963, "San Pedro's Golden Gate" was the first bridge of its kind to be constructed on pilings. Construction required 92,000 tons of Portland cement, 13,000 tons of lightweight concrete, 14,100 tons of steel and 1,270 tons of suspension cable. It is designed to withstand winds of 90 miles per hour, double that required by code. The overall length of the bridge is 6,050 feet, with a main suspension span of 1,500 feet and 500-foot spans on either side. The towers are 365 feet high. Named for one of San Pedro's "own," an orphan from the streets and wharves who went on to become a State Assemblyman, it was The Hon. Vincent Thomas who cut the ribbon at the dedication ceremony. The dramatic green bridge has been designated as the official landmark welcoming visitors to Los Angeles. Date 12 August 2006, 19:15:41 Source originally posted to Flickr as starry starry night Author Joe Permission (Reusing this file) This image, which was originally posted to Flickr, was uploaded to Commons using Flickr upload bot on 16 May 2008, 06:29 by Indianhilbilly. On that date, it was confirmed to be licensed under the terms of the license indicated. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license. You are free: to share – to copy, distribute and transmit the work to remix – to adapt the work Under the following conditions: attribution – You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work). share alike – If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under the same or similar license to this one. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0 CC BY-SA 2.0 Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 truetrue File history Click on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. Date/TimeThumbnailDimensionsUserComment current06:29, 16 May 2008500 × 375 (157 KB)Flickr upload botUploaded from http://flickr.com/photo/37369621@N00/183201986 using Flickr upload bot File usage The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Los Angeles Vincent Thomas Bridge User:Cristiano Tomás/sandbox User:Hparham865 User:Zink Dawg Wikipedia:WikiProject Cities/Featured article drive/Los Angeles Portal:Greater Los Angeles/Selected Photos/8 Portal:Greater Los Angeles/Selected Photos/Archive Portal:Los Angeles/Selected pictures Global file usage The following other wikis use this file: Usage on bn.wikipedia.org লস অ্যাঞ্জেলেস Usage on bs.wikipedia.org Los Angeles Usage on en.wikivoyage.org San Pedro Usage on es.wikipedia.org Puente Vincent Thomas Portal:Los Ángeles Portal:Los Ángeles/Categorías Usage on fa.wikipedia.org پل وینسنت توماس Usage on id.wikipedia.org Los Angeles Usage on ilo.wikipedia.org Los Angeles Usage on la.wikipedia.org Angelopolis Usage on mai.wikipedia.org लस एन्जलस Usage on my.wikipedia.org လော့စ်အိန်ဂျယ်လိစ်မြို့ Usage on pt.wikipedia.org Ponte Vincent Thomas Usage on ro.wikipedia.org Los Angeles Usage on ru.wikipedia.org Мост Винсента Томаса Usage on tl.wikipedia.org Los Angeles, California Usage on tr.wikipedia.org Los Angeles Usage on uk.wikipedia.org Міст Вінсента Томаса Usage on zh.wikipedia.org 洛杉矶 Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Los_Angeles_Bridge.jpg"


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