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Bridge is afloat on the pages of history

Oct 3, 2010 3:00:00 AM - latimes.com
Long Beach's old pontoon bridge — where the Gerald Desmond Bridge now stands — was built as '6-month temporary' structure. It spanned 24 years and made a cameo in 'It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.'

It may not have embodied the majesty of New York's Brooklyn Bridge or the beauty of San Francisco's Golden Gate, but Long Beach's pontoon bridge did rise to great heights of quirkiness.