Two state lawmakers from New York City's Staten Island borough want the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to reconsider its decision to use 15,000 tons of steel fabricated in China for repairs to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.

The MTA in November entered a five-year $235.7 million contract with Tutor Perini Corp. to replace the concrete upper roadway with a lighter steel deck. Completion is expected in 2017. Tutor Perini subcontracted China Railway Shanhaiguan Bridge Group to fabricate the steel from steel plate acquired through Angang Steel Group, China's second-largest steelmaker.

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