How Old Bridges Are Turned into Turntables

There’s a crap ton of steel in broken down bridges and some of that steel gets repurposed into things like turntables. It’s already fun to imagine a structure that connects land getting re-used for an instrument for sound, but it’s even cooler to see the whole melty metal process of it all.


Who doesn’t like watching molten steel get poured out? Just me? Whatever. My favorite part of the video: when they just push the dang turntable mold to smash it to get the goods.



I can summarize this video quickly: How a multi-million dollar foundry takes $10 worth of steel and turns it into a $1000+ turntable. They must sell enough of these to make it worth it because I see a crap ton of overhead costs that go into that $10 piece of bridge steel to make it worth anything. Does anyone know what the finished product sells for I'm going to guess $3-5K?