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Steel Structure Trivia: The Gateway Arch
Posted by Tasha Weiss on March 29, 2013 at 9:59 AM.


Here’s MSC’s special NASCC Steel Structure Trivia question! The Gateway Arch alongside the Mississippi River in St. Louis is the tallest of the country’s national monuments (at 630 ft) and is truly visually inspiring. The arch celebrates the beauty of structural steel, as well as the U.S. spirit of westward expansion from the mid-1800s. Completed in October 1965, the arch was built using how many tons of stainless steel? Photo: David Preston/Gateway Arch Riverfront


The Gateway Arch was built using 900 tons of stainless steel. Congratulations to our winners: Christopher Cichon of Sargent & Lundy, Chicago; Clifford Slaven of J. R. Hoe & Sons, Inc., Middlesboro, Ky.; and Fred Brown. They’ve all won complimentary full registration to NASCC: The Steel Conference in St. Louis, April 17-19, at America’s Center Convention Complex.


You can read about the steel fabrication for the Arch on the National Park Service website.


For more information about The Steel Conference, visit


See you in St. Louis!


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