Letter to the Editor: US steel grid decks a viable option to offshore systems
Sep 18, 2013 | 11:32 AM
To the Editor:
I recently read with great interest your articles about New Yorks Metropolitan Transportation Authoritys (MTAs) decision to allow a Chinese fabricated steel orthotropic deck system for the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.
The Bridge Grid Flooring Manufacturers Association (BGFMA) agrees with the statements made by the American Iron and Steel Institutes Thomas Gibson, as well as various lawmakers (amm.com, June 26). Although we understand the benefits of steel orthotropic deck systems, we also realize that these deck systems are very expensive to manufacture here in the United States, which leads to overseas fabrication.....
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