Assemblymember O’Donnell and Senator Gonzalez Ask Community To Help Name Long Beach’s Newest Bridge

Survey Asks Residents to Select from Three Choices

For immediate release:

(LONG BEACH) – Today, Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) and Senator Lena A. Gonzalez (D – Long Beach) launched outreach efforts to ask the local community for input to name Long Beach’s newest bridge. Assemblymember O’Donnell and Senator Gonzalez will be introducing legislation to name the bridge based on feedback received from the community.

Three choices are under consideration for the naming of the new bridge:

·         International Gateway

·        Long Beach Transpacific

·        Long Beach International Gateway

“Our new bridge needs a name fitting of the iconic nature it represents,” Assemblymember O’Donnell said. “This bridge serves as a vital part of our country’s trade infrastructure and we ask the community to help us with this important endeavor.”

“We invite all community members to help us name this significant, new, state landmark that connects us to the rest of the world,” said Senator Gonzalez (D Long Beach). “This bridge was built to last for decades, be a part of this historic moment by sharing your input!”

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. Individuals interested in helping to select a name for the bridge can provide their input by taking a survey here. The deadline to submit survey responses is Wednesday, May 12th at midnight.

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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.