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mastermariner
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 5:15:12 PM

Much of the actual construction of San Francisco's new Bay Bridge was actually done in China. The bridge was then shipped to San Francisco for assembly.

or a civil engineer, there are few better views than a park bench by the water’s edge facing San Francisco.

“We can sit here in this little park in Emeryville and look at two of the most magnificent bridges in the world,” said William Ibbs, professor of construction management at the University of California, Berkeley. He’s talking about the Golden Gate Bridge and the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge. It’s under construction and set to open in 2013.

“I think it’s is going to be a memorable project, and something that generations of people are going to look at. There’s going to be a single tower that goes almost 700 feet in the a
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jrs4125
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 7:28:48 AM

Well isn't that great.
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 6:55:47 AM

Hope it holds up...
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 11:44:23 AM

Interesting.
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 11:34:04 AM

Not good.
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 11:21:50 AM

Glad I don't have to drive across it, subpar materials in the construction!
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 10:14:00 AM

Well said Bussman!!
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:56:13 AM

great...
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:17:11 AM

Subpar materials and workman(child)ship.

[Edited by: Grizdad at 2/10/2013 9:17:30 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 8:35:26 AM

Communist pigs.
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 8:19:29 AM

That's a good one.
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 8:13:24 AM

broke state getting cheap labor..... lovely!!
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 8:13:24 AM

Now isn't that something to brag about
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 6:20:20 AM

Unbelievable !
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 5:46:13 AM

Downright scarey!
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 4:12:06 AM

Hopefully, this new bridge is much better built than items I have made in China!
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 3:58:02 AM

I wonder how the libs feel about this??? Where's the outrage from the unions about manufacturing jobs lost??? Where's the outrage from the "occupiers" about their government outsourcing jobs to China??? Where's the outrage from the lib left about human rights abuses in China??? Where's the outrage from the environmental wackos about the increased Chinese pollution from manufacturing the bridge sections??? I'll tell you why the squawking libs are silent...because this is all being done under their watch and one, the unions don't care about jobs, just power. The phony "occupiers" don't care because that was an election year ploy. Human rights is a smoke screen issue to batter our military or any conservative in office but isn't a problem when their people are in power. And finally the environmental wackos stay silent when the environmental damage is "not in my backyard". As long as their people are in power and they get to sip coffee demanding others pay taxes so they can proudly point to "their" new architecturally significant trophy, they are happy as clams at high tide. Elitist hippocrites, each and every one of them.
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 3:38:20 AM

I really think it will come back to bite California as I do not think China's steal will be as good as what the USA makes.
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 3:25:25 AM

Build it and they will come
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 2:19:28 AM


They'll likely regret it at some point in the future.
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 1:46:02 AM

WTC steel coming back to the US?
mastermariner
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 1:06:16 AM

And we wonder why the USA is on the decline
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HOPEFULLY IT WON'T FALL ON MICHAEL SAVAGE'S YACHT !!!!
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 12:56:31 AM

Way to go Cali, show you don't care about the nation as a whole while providing jobs and money to a country that wishes to dominate us.
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 12:55:17 AM

CALIFORNIA MUST HAVE BOUGHT IT AT HOME DEPOT !!!!!!
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 12:46:15 AM

“Five out of the 10 largest contractors in the world are now Chinese contractors.”

The unions can cry all they want, but this is one result of pricing ourselves out of the market.

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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 12:41:07 AM

The progressives looking out for you?
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 12:25:38 AM

That ought to make struggling American businesses feel good. Where is their head at? Export more money to China. Stupid policy.
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 12:24:02 AM

They're broke, and this will worsen things.
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 12:20:14 AM

So it comes with a "Made in China, assembled in America" sign. Just like the MLK monument in Washington DC. Wonder if if was bought in Walmart. Ha Ha
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 12:18:36 AM

California leads the way to joblessness for unemployed Americans. This should outrage every American.
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 12:09:51 AM

Why not completely build it here in the US?
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 12:04:57 AM

It's the money.
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 11:58:43 PM

With the problems with quality from chinese products I will not drive on that bridge
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 11:38:22 PM

It should have been completely made in the US not just assembled here.
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Can we outsource all professional politicians? The ones we have now definitely cost to much, do not listen to the people they represent and are the biggest criminals on the planet.
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 11:15:45 PM

It's the money.
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:55:36 PM

I guess you can't have it both ways.
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:47:12 PM

This should have stayed in the U.S.
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:28:07 PM

"It’s unfortunate that the economics are such that we find it difficult, we in the United States, find it difficult to compete on big projects like this worldwide. But then on the other hand as a taxpayer, I want the government to be thrifty with my dollars.”
California officials have estimated that they’ll save at least $400 million by relying on low-wage Chinese labor."



[Edited by: playtimeCLE at 2/9/2013 10:34:38 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:24:42 PM

And!
davenles
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:21:36 PM

Our tax money should only be spent here.
LostInNY
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:10:30 PM

yeah build bridges with steel imported from the US and then charge us how much again??
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:43:34 PM

Is China making everything now?
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 8:46:18 PM

Really....you want to trust China with this...really??
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 8:33:09 PM

Oops, that was a mistake.
Wouldn't want to drive over that bridge in five years....
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 8:31:52 PM

Seems like they covered all the bases in respect to the quality control process. I'd use the new span.
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 8:24:24 PM

Leftist liberals helping their commie buddies.
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 7:45:08 PM

yup
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 7:06:02 PM

So called americans are on welfare.
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What? They didn't trust the illegal Mexicans they're harboring?
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 6:54:35 PM

Ah, yes, made in America???
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