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« on: January 26, 2010, 03:06:04 PM »

Made in China. But, hey, it's half-price.

The first 300 foot, 6,800 ton segment of the new approach to the San Francisco Bay Bridge was delivered this week. This massive wing shaped piece of steel is the first of 28 to be delivered that will be used to rebuild the 73 year old symbol of the Foggy City.

Where was it built? You guessed it, China, where inferior steel, shoddy welds, and poorly translated plans caused a 15 month delay in the fabrication, pushing completion of the new structure off to 2014.

Local unions bitterly opposed the offshoring of the project to the Middle Kingdom, even though a wholly American made bridge would have more than doubled the anticipated $6.3 billion cost.

It says a lot that the Chinese can rebuild one of America’s greatest engineering icons, ship it across the Pacific Ocean piecemeal like a giant Lego set, and erect it here at half the cost of the local help.

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« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2010, 03:47:06 PM »

Where was it built? You guessed it, China, where inferior steel, shoddy welds, and poorly translated plans caused a 15 month delay in the fabrication, pushing completion of the new structure off to 2014.
ROFLMAO ROFLMAO ROFLMAO
When it is shoddy over priced americano products ........

Until the 1930's it was legal under brit law to sell opium to china. Or to rephrase that it will illegal to sell opium to anyone else besides china  ROFLMAO

Payback is a bitch  ROFLMAO
As the great general once said "The dragon is sleeping don't wake it up".
But Britain,USA,Japan etc where kicking the dragon and now it is wide away and angry Wink

I see USA becoming a 3rd world country like China/India was 200+ years ago.
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