Friday, April 15, 2011

#45 History in our Infrastructure

Description: This is a regular steel member utilizing rivet construction on a bridge built in 1886.  The cool trait about this member, however, is the maker’s mark on the middle.  If you look closely you can see the name CARNEGIE raised.  Carnegie was the owner of a steel company called Carnegie Steel Company that eventually was sold to help form the conglomerate U.S. Steel.  Carnegie eventually became one of the richest men in history.

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