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Newport/Pell Bridge Painting Project Scheduled for Rebid

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

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Claiborne Pell Newport Bridge

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority will accept sealed bids on April 20th 2010, for coatings application and steel repairs on the Newport/Pell Bridge. The owner originally accepted bids for the project in February. The newly advertised contract will use the original designs, with the only modification being an extension to the scheduled completion date.

The project includes abrasive blast-cleaning and recoating approximately 1 million square feet of structural steel surfaces on the 11,248-foot-long by 48-foot-wide suspension bridge over the Narragansett Bay. The steel will be coated with a NEPCOAT-approved paint system. The contract, which requires SSPC-QP 1 and QP 2 certification, includes containment of the existing lead-bearing coatings. A third-party NACE/SSPC-certified inspection firm will oversee the coatings work, which is anticipated to be approximately two-thirds of the advertised cost estimate of $35-50M.

Reported by Paint BidTracker.

   

Tagged categories: Bridges; Government contracts

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