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