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Actually the "made in Japan" hey-day was pre-WWII.

After that it was obvious they made good sh*t.

William L. Polhemus, Jr. P.E.

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> On Jun 11, 2014, at 9:14 AM, Andrew Kester <akester74(--nospam--at)gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> "Back in the 50's & 60's it was made in Japan but that has changed."
> 
> Joe:
> 
> Except Japan could build good bridges back then.
> 
> If ever in Thailand, take the train ride out to the  Bridge over the River 
> Kwai from Kanchanaburi. Also a really cool waterfall in that area. Lot of
> mostly British and Aussie POWs and also some Americans and Dutch died
> building the Burma railway ("Railroad of Death") and bridge. So many
> laborers died they estimate that it is one per railroad tie.
> 
> Then the bridge got bombed by the Allies and 3 sections were destroyed. 
> The Japanese repaired the bridge as part of reparations, and the steel 
> trusses have a plaque on them with a Japanese foundry from around 1950. 
> And unlike anything you could do in the US, you can walk across this working 
> railroad bridge and check the whole thing out. The train goes by you very 
> slow so you have plenty of time to get out of the way.

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