Saw "Brooklyn Bridge" a-making: reels of wire rolling from main pier to its mate across East River accumulating the main cables. (June, 1879)
|Brooklyn Bridge - Annette V. Leach|
Today, a new contender for best-known American bridge is taking shape over San Francisco Bay: the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (below). Its engineering claim to fame is that the East span will include the world's largest Self-Anchored Suspension Span. But it's the "Made in China" label on the Bay Bridge's steel components that's raising eyebrows with made-in-America proponents - a fact of globalization that would likely have Darwin Martin scratching his head in disbelief as well.