The Vincent Thomas Bridge is a 1,500-foot-long (460 m) suspension bridge, crossing the Los Angeles Harbor in Los Angeles, California, linking San Pedro with Terminal Island. It is the only suspension bridge in the Greater Los Angeles area. The bridge is part of State Route 47, which is also known as the Seaside
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I think the toll bridges now are administered by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. --BrianSTL21:54, 13 March 2006 (UTC)
Maybe in place of this, a section called "In the media" should be created. "Spoilers here" belongs on a page about a movie or TV show IMHO. Ronbo7603:50, 11 April 2007 (UTC)
The Vincent Thomas Bridge had a featured role in the film Head, featuring rock group The Monkees, released in 1968. The first scene of the film features a dedication ceremony for the bridge, which is interrupted by the group members, who commit suicide by running into the middle of the ceremony and jumping off the bridge. Reluctantpopstar18:29, 25 May 2006 (UTC) 1. You are mistaken, Reluctantpopstar. The bridge featured at the beginning of Head was the Gerald Desmond Bridge, not the Vincent Thomas Bridge! I have deleted this erroneous information from the article. 188.8.131.5220:52, 27 September 2007 (UTC)
Is this a suspended-deck suspension bridge or a self-anchored suspension bridge? --Una Smith (talk) 15:21, 30 March 2009 (UTC)
This statement is dubious. The reason the lights go out at midnight is most likely because the rechargeable batteries are depleted. If all the lights wink out simultaneously, it would support the notion that they are controlled from a central timer; if they fade out one-by-one at random, it would mean that the batteries have simply run down. — QuicksilverT @17:27, 20 August 2012 (UTC) Rather than being dubious, it's a statement of fact. The lighting permit from the California Coastal Commission requires the lights to be on only during certain hours, along with requiring them to be turned off during certain weather conditions, to limit any impact on migratory birds. The permit also requires an automated system to control the lights. It has nothing to do with batteries running down. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 13:09, 26 October 2013 (UTC)
Regarding the following photo caption: The cruise Ship Sapphire Princess passes under the Vincent Thomas Bridge as it departs Port of Los Angeles in 2011. The Cruise Terminal is sea-side of the bridge; the Princess and NCL cruise ships do not pass under the bridge. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 04:39, 20 April 2016 (UTC)
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Vincent Thomas Bridge Originally slated to be called the "San Pedro-Terminal Island Bridge" when construction began in 1960, in 1961 the California Legislature passed Concurrent Resolution 131 naming the suspension bridge planned between San Pedro and Terminal Island for Thomas in honor of his foresight and untiring work that culminated in its ...
English: Map showing location of Vincent Thomas Bridge, between San Pedro and Terminal Island, Los Angeles - Southern California. Date: 4 August 2008: Source
Die Vincent Thomas Bridge ist eine etwas unter zwei Kilometer lange Hängebrücke mit einer Hauptspannweite von 457,5 m, die den Hafen von Los Angeles überquert und im Zuge der California State Route 47 den Ort San Pedro mit Terminal Island verbindet. Die Brücke ist nach Vincent Thomas (19071980) benannt. Er war ein US-amerikanischer, demokratischer Politiker, der einstmals als kalifornischer Abgeordneter für den Wahlkreis San Pedro zuständig war.
Das Catalina Terminal (Berth 95), die Abgangsstelle für alle von San Pedro aus abgehenden Fähren und Hubschrauberverbindungen zur Santa Catalina Island, befindet sich unterhalb des westlichen Teils der Brücke.
Die Brücke war Schauplatz einer Verfolgungsfahrt in dem Spielfilm Nur noch 60 Sekunden mit Nicolas Cage und in einer Szene in 3 Engel für Charlie, in der Cameron Diaz und Crispin Glover mit zwei Rennwagen aufeinander zufahren. Auch Leben und Sterben in L.A. (1985) macht ausgiebig Gebrauch von der Brücke, ebenso wie der Film Shelter (2007).
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. It is the only suspension bridge in the Greater Los Angeles area. The bridge is part of State Route 47, whi
The Vincent Thomas Bridge is a 1,500-foot-long suspension bridge linking San Pedro, Los Angeles with Terminal Island. The bridge opened in 1963, and it was named for California State Assemblyman Vincent Thomas. It was the first welded suspension bridge in the United States, as well as the only suspension bridge in the world to be supported on manmade piles. It had an average daily traffic of ...
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Assemblyman Thomas, who represented San Pedro, spent 19 years beginning in 1940 arguing for the 16 different pieces of legislation that were necessary for its construction.During that time and in the years right after it was built, it was ridiculed as "The bridge to nowhere". Other bridges to the island included the 1948 Commodore Heim lift bridge connecting SR 47 north and a WWII pontoon bridge from Ocean Blvd. to Long Beach (replaced in 1968 by the Gerald Desmond arch bridge). Until the new bridge's 1963 construction, ferry service from San Pedro was important to cannery and shipyard workers on Terminal Island; private ferries had begun in 1870, and municipal ferry service had begun in 1941. Some residents, including many women who worked at the canneries, tried unsuccessfully to keep one of the smaller pedestrian-onlyferries operating after the new bridge's opening because the ferry was available at any time including night-shift hours but the new bus service involved long waits....
When the bridge opened in 1963, the toll was 25 cents in each direction, with the toll plaza on the Terminal Island side. In 1983, the toll increased to 50 cents for westbound traffic but became free for eastbound traffic. In 2000, tolls were eliminated on the Vincent Thomas Bridge, leaving the San Diego–Coronado Bridge as the only remaining toll bridge in Southern California. After the San Diego-Coronado Bridge stopped collecting tolls in 2002, the California Department of Transportation was able to devolve authority over toll bridges to the Bay Area Toll Authorityin June 2005. Aside from the toll plaza now housing California Highway Patrolfacilities, an inadvertent remnant of the toll era still exists: entering the bridge from San Pedro on N. Harbor Boulevard and heading eastbound, a sign prominently states below the name Vincent Thomas Bridge the words "Free Direction" (indicating the absence of a toll). A similar sign marking the more heavily used eastbound entrance from Gaffey...
The bridge has featured in numerous movies such as the original 1974 Gone in 60 Seconds and the 2000 Gone in 60 Seconds remake, Lethal Weapon 2, To Live and Die in L.A., City of Angels, Charlie's Angels, Inception, and Den of Thieves. In the 1995 film Heat, the bridge is mentioned by Robert De Niro's character when he points to the location and mistakenly refers to it as the "St. Vincent Thomas Bridge."
The bridge's toll plaza is featured in a 1960s episode of the original series of Mission: Impossible where Mr. Phelps, played by Peter Graves, receives his instructions. The bridge was also featured extensively in season 1/episode 7 of NBC's crime series, CHiPs, airing November 3, 1977, titled, "Taking Its Toll." The old tollbooths were the center of the action, where bandits mugged drivers to steal contents from their cars. In August 2012, for the season three premiere of the History Channel...
It was also the scene of the video "I Think I'm in Love with You" by Jessica Simpson.
On October 26, 1990, 1964 Olympic diving bronze medalist Larry Andreasenwas killed jumping from the west tower of the bridge in an attempt to set a diving record. On August 19, 2012, film director Tony Scott committed suicide by jumping from the bridge. Los Angeles police say a suicide attempt is made from the bridge "every few months".
The Vincent Thomas Bridge is a slightly less than two kilometers long suspension bridge with a main span of 457.5 m, which crosses the port of Los Angeles and connects the town of San Pedro with Terminal Island on California State Route 47. The bridge is named after Vincent Thomas (1907–1980).