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Bethlehem in Northampton County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Bethlehem Built

Steel From This Plant Built, Bridged & Powered America

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., December 22, 2017
1. Bethlehem Built Marker
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Across all its facilities, Bethlehem Steel produced over 1 billion tons of steel between 1905 and 1999-that's over 12,000 Golden Gate Bridges worth of material! A high quality of steel, dependent upon rigorous testing during the many manufacturing processes, set Bethlehem's products apart. The military relied on this quality for arms and equipment that helped the US win both World Wars.

In peacetime, the company focused on structural steel. It developed the innovative "Bethlehem Beam" which allowed skyscrapers, bridges, and tunnels to span longer distances than ever before. In later years, Bethlehem made top-quality forgings for the nuclear and aerospace industries. The workers in this plant made a century of American progress and innovation possible.

"The steel company is gone, but those structures are still there to be enjoyed by millions and millions of people every day. That legacy will not be so easily erased."
- Lynn Beedle
Bethlehem Engineer

[Photo captions, from left to right, read]
• A photograph of the Golden Gate Bridge by Matthew Roth.

• Bethlehem Steel fabricated the turret, guns and armor for the USS Missouri.

• A 1932 photograph of the Chrysler Building.
 
Erected by SteelStacks. (Marker Number

Bethlehem Built Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 22, 2017
2. Bethlehem Built Marker
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Location. 40° 36.902′ N, 75° 22.019′ W. Marker is in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in Northampton County. Touch for map. Marker is on the Hoover-Mason Trestle at SteelStacks. Marker is at or near this postal address: 711 East 1st Street, Bethlehem PA 18015, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Blower House (a few steps from this marker); The Bethlehem Beam (a few steps from this marker); A Legacy of Steel (within shouting distance of this marker); A Community of Workers (within shouting distance of this marker); Hot, Loud, & Dangerous (within shouting distance of this marker); One Of The Hardest Jobs In The World (within shouting distance of this marker); Making Iron (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Immigration & Industry (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bethlehem.
 
Also see . . .
1. Bethlehem Steel: Forging America. (Submitted on February 6, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Bethlehem Steel Corporation. (Submitted on February 6, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. History of the Design and Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge. (Submitted on February 6, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Development of the World's Fastest Battleships [USN Iowa Class]. (Submitted on February 6, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. Chrysler Building at The Skyscraper Center. (Submitted on February 6, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
6. What is SteelStacks?. (Submitted on February 6, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 6, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 6, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 78 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 6, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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