America makes enough steel, will make more

The May 9 Post-Gazette story "Construction to Begin This Week on Fern Hollow Bridge Replacement" 

reported mistakenly that the choice to build the new bridge using concrete was influenced by a "shortage of steel."

That could not be further from the truth.

Steel for the rebuilt Fern Hollow Bridge was and is easily accessible. There is enough steel produced in the United States to provide national security,

infrastructure, and the many other applications for which steel is employed in our everyday life. 

In reality, American output exceeded 90 million tons last year, an increase of 18% over 2020. 

And, in the years ahead, America's demands will be satisfied, 

as the sector has announced more than $20 billion in investment in new and improved mills since 2018.

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