Steel companies and the United Steelworkers union have gained ground in Congress as they push for quotas on cheap imported steel. In Pennsylvania, a state representative has introduced a resolution urging use of American-made steel for planned stadiums in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia and for Pittsburgh's convention center expansion. However, supply of fabricated steel for transportation projects is tight. The shortage was precipitated by a number of large transportation projects like the Boston Central Artery and the passage of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation postponed replacing the one-lane Kennerdell Bridge across the Allegheny River until spring 2000 because of a fabrication backlog. The agency has avoided delaying other projects by compressing the design phase or ordering steel before letting the construction contract.

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  • Publication Date: 1999-4-5


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  • Pagination: p. 25
  • Serial:
    • ENR
    • Volume: 242
    • Issue Number: 13
    • Publisher: McGraw-Hill, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0891-9526

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  • Accession Number: 00763579
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 19 1999 12:00AM