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PennDOT Awards $31M Bridge Rehab

Friday, September 15, 2017

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has awarded a project for rehabilitating the Elizabeth Bridge to Swank Construction Co. LLC, of New Kensington, Pennsylvania, in the amount of $31,309,026.06.

The project bid June 8.

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Swank Construction Co. will carry out a rehabilitation job on the Elizabeth Bridge, in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

Swank Construction was the lowest of five bidders; the others included:

  • Mascaro Construction Co. L.P., in the amount of $33,245,723.84;
  • Brayman Construction Corporation Heavy Civil & Geotechnical Contractors, in the amount of $33,676,578.00;
  • Joseph B Fay Co., in the amount of $33,927,095.55; and
  • Mosites Construction Co., in the amount of $ 34,247,777.00.

Scope of Work

The awarded contractor will oversee the rehabilitation of the Elizabeth Bridge over the Monongahela River in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. Also known as the Regis R. Malady Bridge, the cantilever-arch through-truss steel bridge was reportedly last rehabilitated in 1985.

The project includes coating new and existing structural steel surfaces, top flanges and mating surfaces. The work includes abrasive blast-cleaning the steel surfaces to a Near White finish (SSPC-SP 10), testing for soluble salt with as-needed chloride remediation, and recoating the surfaces with a three-coat organic zinc-epoxy-urethane system from the NEPCOAT List B. Approved manufacturers include Ameron (PPG), Carboline, Wasser, The Sherwin-Williams Company and International Paint.

Elizabeth Bridge

The rehab job, reportedly the bridge's first in over 30 years, will involve blasting, as-needed chloride remediation and recoating of steel, as well as sealing and coating of concrete surfaces.

The contractor will also perform 6,730 square yards of penetrating sealant protective coating on reinforced concrete superstructure surfaces. The owner-approved manufacturers include Advanced Chemical Technologies, Aquron Corporation, BASF, Concrete Sealants Inc., Euclid, Evonik, Prosoco, Vexcon, Wicktek and Xypex.

The work also includes applying 8,200 square yards of an epoxy resin protective coating for reinforced concrete surfaces. The owner-approved manufacturers for epoxy resin include Cargill, Transpo and Dayton Superior.

Containment according to SSPC-Guide 6 and waste disposal according to Guide 7 are required.

Reported by Paint BidTracker, a construction reporting service devoted to identifying contracting opportunities for the coatings community. Try PaintBidTracker free!


Tagged categories: Bridges; concrete; contract painting leads; Contracts; Government contracts; Paint BidTracker; Steel

Comment from Victor Lapierre, (9/18/2017, 10:37 AM)

Which epoxy will be used and why was it chosen?

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