Construction on the last four of two dozen, football-sized sections of pre-assembled roadway skeleton are nearly complete in China. When they are done, they will be loaded onto giant ships and sailed to Oakland, some 6,500 miles away. They will then be connected to the already-assembled sections of the Bay Bridge like a giant erector set.
Workers will then pour the concrete and paint the lane markers. However, the vast majority of the steel work will be done in China. The state said this will save hundreds of millions of dollars in overall cost. That may be true, but it also will cost a lot of good American jobs and California tax payers will be funding jobs in China that will not be adding to the tax base here in California.
I guess when it comes to the check book the California Legislature chooses to ignore the slogan “Made in America”.
Live Long and Prosper....