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    China builds bridges with America

    How can this be?

    Simple if it were built here and Federal funds were used a Federal Law requires all the work using Federal funds must be preformed by Union workers.

    California found they could forgo Federal funds, have some of the Bridge built in China, shipped here and it will still save the State money.

    Thanks Federal laws and Unions, this cost a lot of jobs and money that would have helped the economy here.

    This is going to be a great addition to the Bay. I lived in the area for about 8 years and was stuck on the old bridge more than once, and one day I could hear the cables on the span humming in a stiff wind I would have sworn the whole suspended span was swaying. Pictured is the new East Span.


    China builds bridges with America
    AT A sprawling manufacturing complex in Shanghai, hundreds of Chinese labourers are completing work on the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

    Next month, the last four of more than two-dozen giant steel modules complete with roadbed segments will be loaded onto a huge ship and transported 10,500 kilometres to California.

    The assembly work there, and the pouring of the concrete road surface, will be done by Americans. But California officials say the state saved hundreds of millions of dollars by choosing to have the bridge decks made in China
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    Re: China builds bridges with America

    BTW I forgot to say the Law that would have cost a half a billion dollars more to build this new Bridge is Davis–Bacon Act of 1931.
    It's time to repeal it don't you think?

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    Re: China builds bridges with America

    Pretty sad that the USA is so business hostile that "buy American" is no longer possible. Pretty disturbing all the different ways China is getting so much of our money. Wonder what all the union lovers will do when there literally are no jobs for them? Look who is creating jobs right now--- TEXAS, almost 1/2 the total jobs created. Right to work state..
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    Bridge Comes to San Francisco With a Made-in-China Label(edited)

    If this report doesn't get you pissed off about states and private companies outsources work on our roads, bridges, rail systems and traffic tunnels to China of all places, nothing will!!!

    Wait 'til you read this!!

    At a sprawling manufacturing complex here, hundreds of Chinese laborers are now completing work on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

    Next month, the last four of more than two dozen giant steel modules — each with a roadbed segment about half the size of a football field — will be loaded onto a huge ship and transported 6,500 miles to Oakland. There, they will be assembled to fit into the eastern span of the new Bay Bridge.

    The project is part of China’s continual move up the global economic value chain — from cheap toys to Apple iPads to commercial jetliners — as it aims to become the world’s civil engineer.
    Un-freakin-believable!!!
    Last edited by Redress; 06-28-11 at 04:59 PM. Reason: Changed title to match source article.

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    Re: Wanted: American Infrastructure Projects NOT outsourced to China!!

    gee...first they get all our products we buy in our stores...now our bldgs and bridges... Pretty soon the american flag will say...made in China in the corner... oh... wait. a lot of them already do.

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    Re: Bridge Comes to San Francisco With a Made-in-China Label(edited)

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    If this report doesn't get you pissed off about states and private companies outsources work on our roads, bridges, rail systems and traffic tunnels to China of all places, nothing will!!!

    Wait 'til you read this!!



    Un-freakin-believable!!!
    It's just like how we built our railroads.
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    Re: China builds bridges with America

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    How can this be?

    Simple if it were built here and Federal funds were used a Federal Law requires all the work using Federal funds must be preformed by Union workers.

    California found they could forgo Federal funds, have some of the Bridge built in China, shipped here and it will still save the State money.

    Thanks Federal laws and Unions, this cost a lot of jobs and money that would have helped the economy here.

    This is going to be a great addition to the Bay. I lived in the area for about 8 years and was stuck on the old bridge more than once, and one day I could hear the cables on the span humming in a stiff wind I would have sworn the whole suspended span was swaying. Pictured is the new East Span.
    Yeah, why pay fair working wages when you can subsidize with Chinese slave labor.
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    Re: China builds bridges with America

    Yep.....pretty sad IMO when this is blamed on the unions and decent wages/living standards.











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    Instead of trying to correct the issue of slave labor, they would rather bring slave labor into their own backyard so that we could "compete with them".
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    Re: China builds bridges with America

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    Re: China builds bridges with America

    Looks like a combination of jobs Americans don't want to do and shovel-ready jobs.
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