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    :: Wednesday, October 08, 2003 ::

    Ironworker shaped Bay Area history By Corey Lyons
    BENICIA - Bill Katich is an old-school ironworker. He attacked bridges and buildings with a pair of callused hands, shaping history with a hard hat and an even harder head.

    The working poor aren't invited to the recovery By MARY JO MELONE
    Even though the heights unnerved him, he could live with being so far above the ground. He was an ironworker. It was his job to erect the big metal frame of new buildings.

    Cables come to Carquinez / First suspension bridge built in U.S. in 39 years spans strait
    By Michael Cabanatuan
    The committee also helped Caltrans choose the official name for the new span -- the Al Zampa Memorial Bridge -- in honor of the renowned ironworker who survived a fall from the Golden Gate Bridge while he was working on it, and helped build the two existing Carquinez Bridge cantilever spans -- in 1927 and 1958.
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