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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/picturesoftheday/5443342/Pictures-of-the-day-4-June-2009.html?image=2
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Shakes my confidence in Chinese engineering/steel.
Joe
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On 6/4/2009 10:13 AM, Joe wrote:

Have you ever worked in a machine shop that attempted to source "quality" steel forgings from China? :)
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wrote:

Sounds like they need to stick to making cheap shit out of plastic!
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Right, because nothing like that would ever happen in the US.
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/15/washington/15bridge.html
Let the arguments begin.
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On 6/4/2009 3:20 PM, DerbyDad03 wrote:

Interestingly, they claim that the bridge was designed with a "weak" plate to join girders, but then they immediately follow that up with information about how the City added more weight to the bridge.
Makes one want to know if the design was "weak" when it was designed, or was "weak" by today's standards.

Nah. One political thread at a time is more than enough. :)
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