Like To Get A Souvenir From The Usa – Why Not A 335 Metre Steel Bridge?

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At the end of your holiday, it’s nice to grab some authentic souvenirs from the country; maybe a hand made silk chi-pao from China, sneak back some yummy pão de mel from Brazil or a hand carved Alebrijes from Mexico.  

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However, no country has been as unique as the USA this week in its offerings of local goods for sale.

Reuters has reported that the The Sellwood Bridge in Portland Oregon is on sale for an undisclosed amount until September.  This is a result of an obscure law required by the federal National Historic Preservation Act that states an effort must be made to sell it before demolishing it.

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This is not the only weird law to come from the USA. There’s the admittedly fair Massachusetts law where snoring is prohibited unless all bedroom windows are closed and locked. And then there’s the downright rude (although mildly amusing) Tennessee law, where it is illegal for a woman to drive a car unless there is a man either running or walking in front of it waving a red flag to warn approaching motorists and pedestrians. And finally, according to the very optimistic Washington code of conduct, it is compulsory for a motorist with criminal intentions to stop at the city limits and telephone the Chief of Police while he enters the town.

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This sale comes despite the fact it would cost upward of $1 million to move, and it would be cheaper to build a brand new one – as they found in 2008 in the attempted sale of the Multnomah County Bridge.

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If Oregon needs any help on those new bridges, get in touch with Shanghai Metal Corporation. We manufacture steel bridges at great success – like with our latest project The Wuzhou Avenue Pedestrian Bridge which is an important infrastructure construction project. We are one of the largest producers of value added metal manufacturing that can work to suit any specification. To find out more, please visit our websiteLinkedInTwitter, and Facebook.

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Sources:  BuzzleReuters

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Siobhan R.// SMC Editor

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