Love watching bridge construction? You’re in luck!
The Port of Long Beach is offering you real-time footage of the construction related to replacing the Gerald Desmond Bridge. Three webcams have been installed on the World Trade Center rooftop facing west toward the bridge, at Pier A facing south and at Pier T facing north, which means you can watch the construction 24/7.
The footage will broadcast at newgdbridge.com and through the project’s mobile smartphone app. Search for “LB Bridge” in the App Store, Google Play or Windows Phone Store to download the app.
People watching from the website will be able to zoom in and out, and select full-screen views for a great look of the action.
“There is a tremendous amount of public interest in the construction of this new bridge,” John Pope, Port of Long Beach Community Relations Manager, said in a statement. “However, there is not a safe, accessible vantage point within the Port to view construction activities. These new webcams offer the best, safest way for everyone to experience the historic construction of what will be an iconic bridge for our city.”
The Gerald Desmond Bridge was built in 1968 and helps to ferry nearly 15 percent of the nation’s waterborne cargo. Unfortunately it has slowly deteriorated over the years. Things have gotten so bad that nets had to be attached to the bridge to catch falling debris.