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

To Terminal Island
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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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Top Of Tower
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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.


Vincent Thomas Bridge external link   •  San Pedro external link   •  Los Angeles, California external link   •  As A Form Of Water Structure   •  (Date Photographed: 14:24:57 Saturday 20 January 2018)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 7 February 2018)   •  © 2018 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T18_0027
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Hold Up Road
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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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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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The approach rises higher and creates a dramatic view of the hundreds of containers stacked below.


Vincent Thomas Bridge external link   •  San Pedro external link   •  Los Angeles, California external link   •  As A Form Of Water Structure   •  (Date Photographed: 17:22:27 Saturday 20 January 2018)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 7 February 2018)   •  © 2018 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C18_0026
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Cable Termination
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The cables of the suspension bridge terminate on the San Pedro side into huge concrete anchors.


Vincent Thomas Bridge external link   •  San Pedro external link   •  Los Angeles, California external link   •  As A Form Of Water Structure   •  (Date Photographed: 17:24:18 Saturday 20 January 2018)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 7 February 2018)   •  © 2018 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C18_0028
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Becomes Freeway
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The approach to the bridge on the San Pedro side, transitions from freeway to bridge approach.


Vincent Thomas Bridge external link   •  San Pedro external link   •  Los Angeles, California external link   •  As A Form Of Water Structure   •  (Date Photographed: 17:25:05 Saturday 20 January 2018)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 7 February 2018)   •  © 2018 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C18_0029
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