By Michael Cabanatuan, SFGate.com
A group of American manufacturers and the United Steelworkers union held up the new Bay Bridge as an icon Monday. But not as an icon of inspirational engineering, beautiful design or superior construction.
No, the Alliance for American Manufacturing said that because of Caltrans’ use of Chinese steel for the bridge’s signature suspension span, it will stand as an emblem of international outsourcing that should be eradicated.
At a press conference at the top of an Emeryville hotel with a sweeping view of the bridge, the group unveiled posters reading “The Bay Bridge — 100% foreign steel” with the tagline “Should Be Made in America.com.”