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Many of the staff who helped oversee the construction of the new bridge were in attendance.

Paramount Boulevard Bridge Opening
by  Patrick Chandler
Issue Date: 06/2012

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Caltrans announced the opening of the new Paramount Boulevard Bridge above the Pomona Freeway (SR-60) on Friday, May 18 during a media event on the bridge in Montebello. The new bridge was completed almost a month ahead of schedule. The bridge officially opened to traffic on Saturday, May 19 at 11:25 a.m.

The night of the tanker fire under the bridge on Dec. 14, 2011. Finished product looking east. Pat Ortiz (left), owner of Ortiz Enterprises Inc. of Irvine holds a resolution presented to him by State Senator Ron Calderon (right), and District 7 Director Michael Miles. (Left to Right) Mayor of Montebello, Dr. Frank A. Gomez, Deputy District Director Perla Henandez Trumkul for Congresswoman Grace F. Napolitano, Assemblyman Mike Eng, State Senator Ron Calderon, Federal Highway Admin., Administrator Rick Backlund, State Assembly Majority Leader Charles Calderon, CTC Commissionr Fran Inman, and Mayor of Monterey Park David Lau.  District 7 Director Michael Miles is at the podium.