The Maryland Transportation Authority will accept sealed bids Dec. 22 for coatings work on the Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge over the Susquehanna River. The steel toll bridge, 7,618 feet long, was built in 1940 at a cost of $4.5 million.
The project includes cleaning and painting 150,000 linear feet of built-up structure box seams, joints and crevices, as well as spot-cleaning and spot-coating 175,000 square feet of below-deck surfaces. The steel will be high-pressure waterjetted and coated with a high-ratio, co-polymerized calcium sulfonate system that will be warranted for two years.
The contract includes containing the existing organic zinc-epoxy mastic-vinyl system that includes a small amount of lead in the zinc primer (0.038-.071% lead).
Reported by Paint BidTracker, a construction reporting service devoted to identifying contracting opportunities for the coatings community.