Bethlehem Steel, once a symbol of American industry, went bankrupt in 2001. These photos help us imagine its glory days.   Photographs by Jeremy Blakeslee

Bethlehem Steel, once a symbol of American industry, went bankrupt in 2001. These photos help us imagine its glory days. Photographs by Jeremy Blakeslee

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bethlehem steel, allentown pa - matthew christopher murray's abandoned america My father in-law, my kinds grandfather, was #3 man at Bethlehem Steel. It closed because steel was cheaper from China.

bethlehem steel, allentown pa - matthew christopher murray's abandoned america My father in-law, my kinds grandfather, was #3 man at Bethlehem Steel. It closed because steel was cheaper from China.

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Photo taken at Bethlehem Steel, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.  Full gallery online at abandonedamerica.org.

Photo taken at Bethlehem Steel, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Full gallery online at abandonedamerica.org.

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Photo retrospective of Bethlehem Steel, Sparrows Point

Photo retrospective of Bethlehem Steel, Sparrows Point

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