Vincent Thomas Bridge
San Pedro, Los Angeles, California
As A Form Of Water Structure

The Vincent Thomas Bridge is a 1,500-foot-long (460 m) suspension bridge, crossing the Los Angeles Harbor in the U.S. state of California, linking San Pedro, Los Angeles, with Terminal Island. The bridge is part of State Route 47, which is also known as the Seaside Freeway. The bridge opened in 1963 and is named for California Assemblyman Vincent Thomas of San Pedro, who championed its construction. It was the first welded suspension bridge in the United States and is now the fourth-longest suspension bridge in California and the 76th-longest span in the world. The clear height of the navigation channel is approximately 185 feet (56 m); it is the only suspension bridge in the world supported entirely on piles. [from wikipedia]
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Becomes Freeway
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(Date Photographed: 17:25:05 Saturday 20 January 2018)
(Date Published: Wednesday 7 February 2018)
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The approach to the bridge on the San Pedro side, transitions from freeway to bridge approach.


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Top Of Tower
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(Date Photographed: 14:24:57 Saturday 20 January 2018)
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A closer shot of the top of one of its twin towers. As with other suspension bridges, safety cables allow workers to safely ascend the cables.


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Hold Up Road
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(Date Photographed: 14:24:59 Saturday 20 January 2018)
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A closer shot reveals the many cables that hold the roadway up.


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Approach To Bridge
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(Date Photographed: 17:22:25 Saturday 20 January 2018)
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The approach to the bridge on the San Pedro side is a gradual rise of steel on concrete supports.


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Containers
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(Date Photographed: 17:22:27 Saturday 20 January 2018)
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The approach rises higher and creates a dramatic view of the hundreds of containers stacked below.


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Cable Termination
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(Date Photographed: 17:24:18 Saturday 20 January 2018)
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The cables of the suspension bridge terminate on the San Pedro side into huge concrete anchors.


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To Terminal Island
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(Date Photographed: 14:07:08 Saturday 20 January 2018)
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The bridge connects San Pedro area of Los Angeles to Terminal Island. That roadway is called "State Route 47."


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