Nov. 4, 1988: Traffic streams across the Vincent Thomas Bridge at dusk. This photo was published in the Nov. 6, 1988 Los Angeles Times.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alan Hagman / Los Angeles TimesLink
Nov. 11, 1978: California Assemblyman Vincent Thomas and bridge that bears his name.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times Archive/UCLALink
Nov. 6, 1988: Party-goers crowd the Vincent Thomas Bridge during its silver anniversary celebration. This photo was published in the Nov. 7, 1988, Los Angeles Times.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jose Galvez / Los Angeles TimesLink
July 1962: Workmen attach the first catwalk cable for the Vincent Thomas Bridge. Another cable was strung later. The two cables were used to support a catwalk for workers. This photo was published in the July 4, 1962, Los Angeles Times.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bruce Cox / Los Angeles TimesLink
Aug. 20, 1962: The arrow points to workers during construction of the Vincent Thomas Bridge to Terminal Island. This photo was published in the Aug. 21, 1962, Los Angeles Times.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Judd Gunderson / Los Angeles TimesLink
September 1962: With catwalks in place, workers begin spinning cables for the 1,500-foot span of the Vincent Thomas Bridge. This photo was published in the Sept. 20, 1962, Los Angeles Times.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Fichera Studio / Library file photoLink
Aug. 22, 1963: The Vincent Thomas Bridge nears completion between San Pedro and Terminal Island. This photo was published in the Sept. 1, 1963, Los Angeles Times.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Los Angeles TimesLink
Sept. 29, 1963: The 1 1/7-mile-long Vincent Thomas suspension bridge, spanning the channel between San Pedro and Terminal Island, is pictured a month and a half before its opening.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Los Angeles Times Archive/UCLALink
Jan. 17, 1979: Vincent Thomas Bridge toll collector Tom. B. Hawkins collects 25 cents from a motorist. Hawkins was the last of the original crew of collectors who opened the bridge in 1963. This photo was published in the Jan. 18, 1979, Los Angeles Times.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Mally / Los Angeles TimesLink
Jan. 11, 1983: Caltrans painter Bob Lalonde of Norwalk sets up his loft before spray painting the main cables on the Vincent Thomas Bridge. This photo was published in the Jan.15, 1983, Los Angeles Times.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Corrales / Los Angeles TimesLink
January 1983: The toll on the westbound Vincent Thomas Bridge is increased to 50 cents. Eastbound traffic is free. The toll for both directions had been 25 cents. This photo was published in the Jan. 6, 1983, Los Angeles Times.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Harry Chase / Los Angeles TimesLink
July 7, 1987: The view while heading west on the Vincent Thomas Bridge. This photo was published in the July 11, 1987, Los Angeles Times.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Randy Leffingwell / Los Angeles TimesLink
Sept. 3, 2012: Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino waves to encourage other runners as they and about 3,000 runners and walkers cross the Vincent Thomas Bridge twice during the fourth annual 5.3-mile Conquer the Bridge race, starting and ending at Harbor Boulevard and 5th Street in San Pedro on Labor Day. The course takes participants across the bridge to Terminal Island and then back across the span.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles TimesLink
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