Name Selected Through Community Survey
(LONG BEACH) – Today, Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) and Senator Lena A. Gonzalez (D – Long Beach) announced “Long Beach International Gateway” as the name receiving the most votes for Long Beach’s newest bridge in a community survey. Based on the survey results, Assemblymember O’Donnell and Senator Gonzalez have introduced Assembly Concurrent Resolution 88 to designate the state highway route 710 where the bridge is located as the Long Beach International Gateway Bridge. If adopted by the State Legislature, nonstate funds must be identified for the construction of a sign.
“The community has spoken and they made a great choice. The name “Long Beach International Gateway Bridge” appropriately signifies Long Beach as the gateway to the American economy,” said Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell. “Thank you to the community for helping us in this very important endeavor.”
“I am very thankful for all the input we received from our community to choose a name for the new Long Beach bridge,” said Senator Lena Gonzalez. “This iconic state landmark will connect us to the rest of the world for decades to come, and it is now time to formalize its name. Both Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell and I are very excited to announce the name that received the most votes, Long Beach International Gateway! Thank you again to all who provided their input and I look forward to seeing this emblematic new name presented in the state legislature.”
The new bridge opened to the public last October and became the second-tallest cable-stayed bridge in the United States with its two towers reaching a height of 515-feet. The public participated in the survey between May 7th through May 12th.
Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell represents the 70th Assembly District, which includes Long Beach, Signal Hill, San Pedro and Catalina Island.
Senator Gonzalez represents the 33rd Senate District, which includes the City of Long Beach and portions of South Los Angeles and Southeast Los Angeles including the cities of Bell, Bell Gardens, Cudahy, Huntington Park, Lakewood, Lynwood, Maywood, Paramount, Signal Hill, and South Gate. Senator Gonzalez lives in Long Beach with her husband Adam and three sons.