Bethlehem Built

Bethlehem Built (HM25BY)

Location: Bethlehem, PA 18015 Northampton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 36.902', W 75° 22.019'

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Steel From This Plant Built, Bridged & Powered America

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.
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HM NumberHM25BY
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Placed BySteelStacks. (Marker Number 11.)
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Date Added Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 at 7:03pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 468957 N 4496088
Decimal Degrees40.61503333, -75.36698333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 36.902', W 75° 22.019'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 36' 54.12" N, 75° 22' 1.1399999999999" W
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Area Code(s)484, 610
Closest Postal AddressAt or near HMT, Bethlehem PA 18015, US
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