Huntington Beach, CA
Vincent Thomas Bridge - Nightside
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Pictured is the Vincent Thomas Bridge at night. The Vincent Thomas Bridge is a 1,500-foot long suspension bridge, crossing the Los Angeles Harbor in Southern California, linking San Pedro, Los Angeles, with Terminal Island. The bridge is part of State Route 47. The bridge opened in 1963 and is named for California Assemblyman Vincent Thomas of San Pedro, who championed its construction. It is 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.
In January 2005, after 17 years of planning and fundraising, the bridge was illuminated with blue LEDs, powered by solar panels. There are 160 lights on the bridge and it is the first combined use of solar power and LEDs in a bridge lighting installation.
December 30th, 2012
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