Long Beach Press Telegram » The Gerald Desmond Bridge is a massive $1.2 Billion project in Long Beach, California. This project was selected as a Design-Build (DB) project, one of the first ten of such project delivery in the state of California. The idea was that going with DB would save both time and money but after more than a year of construction, neither has proved true. The cost has increased by 35% over the original budget proposed in 2010 and now it is expected to be more than a year behind schedule with hefty adjustments to construction and design that will.