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MnDOT’s Approach to Improving Bridge Maintenance Painting Operations

From JPCL, January 2016

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By Sarah K. Sondag, P.E., Senior Engineer, Minnesota Department of Transportation, and Richard A. Burgess, PCS, Senior Coatings Consultant, KTA-Tator, Inc.

In 2013, MnDOT concluded that it needed a more uniform method to rate the condition of coatings statewide during the biennial bridge safety inspections and a process to select and prioritize maintenance painting strategies. This article describes outcomes of the objectives undertaken and MnDOT’s novel approach to improving statewide bridge maintenance painting operations....


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Tagged categories: Bridges; Coating selection; Condition assessment; Department of Transportation (DOT); Maintenance coating work; Maintenance programs; Recoating; Roads/Highways; Spot repair

Comment from Sukhmander Singh, (2/8/2016, 1:11 AM)

Why is Cold Galvanizing not considered as a preferred surface coating for Steel Bridges?


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