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Vincent Thomas Bridge

Who was Vincent Thomas?

Some Facts About the Vincent Thomas Bridge
(between Terminal Island & San Pedro)

Type: Suspension
Opened: November 15, 1963
Cost: $21 million
Length: 6,050 feet (1.1 miles)
Main suspension span: 1,500 feet
Spans on both sides: 500 feet each
Height of Towers: 365 feet
Vertical Clearance: 185 ft.
Designed to withstand 90 mph winds (double code requirements)
Daily Vehicle Traffic: Average 20,000 daily

Construction of the bridge required:

92,000 tons of Portland cement
13,000 tons of lightweight concrete
14,100 tons of steel
1,270 tons of suspension cable

Aerial Photo of Vincent Thomas Bridge


The main span of the Vincent Thomas Bridge is 1,500 feet long as compared to the Golden Gate Bridge at 4,200 feet long.


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