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Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project

United States of America

The bridge has two double Pylon masts which are each 516' tall.

The challenge: Octagonal shape, tapering to top
The solution: Constant changing form solution per step

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Gerald Desmond Bridge
Gerald Desmond Bridge
Gerald Desmond Bridge
Gerald Desmond Bridge
Gerald Desmond Bridge
Gerald Desmond Bridge
Gerald Desmond Bridge
Gerald Desmond Bridge

Project data

Year of completion
2018
Project duration
12 Months
Country
United States of America
Postcode
CA 90802
Town or city
Long Beach
Contractors
Shimmick / FCC / Impregilo JV
Structure
Bridge
Type of structure
Piers and pylons

Pylon

Construction method
Conical
Structure height
157 m
Height of casting sections
5,50 m
Overall length of bridge
610 m
Longest span
305 m
Number of casting sections
31
Cycle time
7 -day cycle