Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Interstate 710, popularly referred to as The 710, is officially the Long Beach Freeway with its 23-miles length confined entirely within the Los Angeles county with its southern end in Ocean boulevard. The section here is a view of the always busy thoroughfare by the Willow street bridge; vehicles on the right side are heading south towards downtown and the port. The northern terminus ends at the city of Alhambra although there are plans to lengthen the interstate route up until the city of Pasadena.
Construction of the freeway was originally envisioned to run and follow the parallel route, in some instances, of the Los Angeles river it was first named Los Angeles River Freeway. It was constructed in 1930 as a highway and eventually upgraded to the current standard.