Reblogged from Citizens Magazine:
By Michael Califra and Ilya Galak
When it opened in 1964, the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge was the longest suspension bridge on Earth; an iconic structure in a city with more than its fair share of icons. 50 years later the MTA, which operates the bridge, is planning a massive $235 million-dollar upgrade, replacing its concrete upper deck with steel.
Unfortunately, the MTA decided to use Chinese and not American steel....
Adding to insult, after all is said and done, the Verrazano's $15.00 that puts a whole in the pockets of New Yorkers will be increased by a bureaucracy that works like government against the interest and will of the people.