SHANGHAI - China's biggest heavy machinery maker says it is
putting the final touches on sections of the new east span of the
San Francisco Bay Bridge. The project is the biggest so far for the
state-run giant that is expanding in the global construction
California outsourced manufacturing of the main parts of the
bridge to Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co., to save $400
million on labor and materials. Zhenhua is hoping the $6.3 billion
project's success will clinch its reputation as a top builder able
to meet tough safety and quality specifications.
Zhenhua is fabricating the steel girders and tower for the
eastern span of the Bay Bridge. The section is being replaced to
improve its earthquake resistance after a 1989 quake collapsed part
of the bridge.
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