Connecting Past and Present

April 15, 2016
Publication: Civil Engineering

A trestle that once carried iron ore through a busy Bethlehem Steel plant in eastern Pennsylvania now serves as a pathway for visitors to the reinvented SteelStacks venue. Founded in 1857 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and shuttered in 2003, Bethlehem Steel was once one of the largest steel producers and shipbuilders in the United States. It remains a symbol of American manufacturing. Steel from the Bethlehem furnaces helped to build such renowned structures as New York City’s Chrysler Building and Rockefeller Center, the Golden Gate Bridge, Chicago’s Merchandise Mart, the George Washington Bridge, Hoover Dam, and the federal penitentiary on Alcatraz Island, in San Francisco Bay. Read more (starting on page 68, ASCE membership required)

Services: Structural Design
Markets: Bridge