By Nicole Cormier
Bridges are obviously made for use and function, but oftentimes, they can also be architectural works of art. The Vincent Thomas Bridge crosses the Los Angeles Harbor between San Pedro and Terminal Island, and it is so high that military jets can pass under it! The suspension bridge is 185 feet tall, and is an iconic part of the Los Angeles skyline, having been featured in many movies, TV shows and even video games. The bridge is named after San Pedro Assemblyman Vincent Thomas, as he spent 19 years lobbying for the construction of the bridge. The bridge is covered in 160 blue LED lights powered by solar panels.
Drive this beautiful bridge at night to get the full experience. The 1,500 foot bridge is fun to cruise, and the commute to Terminal Island is a fun drive, especially since most people do not take it on a regular basis. Because it’s almost 200 feet tall, it may not be a favorite of people with a fear of heights, but it is a great opportunity to face your fears while still reserved to the safety of your car.
When conquering the Vincent Thomas Bridge, take a vehicle that will reflect the same beauty and expert construction while also being a smooth and comfortable drive. A 2013 E550 Cabriolet from Mercedes-Benz of Encino is an ideal choice as it’s tight handling will make for a fun and safe commute.
Nicole Cormier has a large and diverse family that lives all over the country, and has had the opportunity to see every state in the union while visiting them. As a freelance writer and editor she has the freedom to experience the world and partake in her beloved passions all while writing about it.
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