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Magnificent Metal Mondays

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Welcome back it’s Monday and another episode of Magnificent Metal Mondays. Today we travel to China to see the world’s largest arch bridge. The Chaotianmen Bridge is located in the Continue reading

What If The Golden Gate Bridge Had Been Hot-Dip Galvanized?

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http://www.designandbuildwithmetal.com – By Philip G. Rahrig, Executive Director, American Galvanizers Association – An iconic landmark known worldwide since its opening in 1937 is the 4,200 foot-long main span Golden Gate Bridge, connecting Fort Point in San Francisco to Marin County. Its name actually comes from the body of treacherous water over which it crosses, originally named Chrysopylae by Captain John C. Fremont in 1846, and Continue reading

Magnificent Metal Mondays

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Easily one of our readers favorite posts every week is Magnificent Metal Mondays. Today we travel down under to Australia to see the glorious Sydney Harbour Bridge. It is the world’s largest steel arch bridge with the top of the bridge standing 440 feet above Sydney Harbour. The bridge opened in March of 1932 and took approximately 8 years to build. A real interesting fact about the bridge is that the steel expands and/or contracts depending on whether it is hot or cold. This ultimately causes the bridge to not be completely stationary and can rise or fall up to 7.1 inch.