Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Don’t Outsource an American Icon. Rebuild the Verrazano Bridge with American Steel


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....

I live in Brooklyn, 20 minutes from the Verrazano Bridge and not much further my neighbors in Staten Island. Outsourcing the steel for work on an American icon is not only a fraud and an offense; it is an injustice, un-American.

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.

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