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

Ghosts in the Machines

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, 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.

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.

Bethlehem Steel Blast Furnace

Bethlehem Steel Blast Furnace 3