Allied Painting Inc. of Franklinville, NJ, has secured a $16,647,023.50 contract from the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission to rehabilitate the Delaware Water Gap Toll Bridge. The company is SSPC-QP 1 and –QP 2 certified.
The 2,465-foot-long steel plate structure, which includes dual 28-foot-wide roadways, carries Interstate 80 over the Delaware River between Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Built in 1953, the bridge is a primary artery between eastern metro areas and the Pocono Mountains and serves as a link on the Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine.
Scope of Work
The project involves cleaning and recoating the entire structure, which was last painted in 1978. The steel will be abrasive blast-cleaned to remove the existing lead-bearing coatings prior to application of a three-coat, zinc-rich system. The coatings work requires the use of a Class 1A containment structure (SSPC-Guide 6).
The project also includes sealing concrete deck surfaces with a methacrylate treatment, replacing the bearings, and performing various repairs.
The Bridge Commission also awarded a $1,728,395.40 contract to STV Inc., of Trenton, NJ, to perform construction management and inspection services for the project.
Work on the project begins this month and is scheduled to be completed by November 2011.
Reported by Paint BidTracker, a construction reporting service devoted to identifying contracting opportunities for the coatings community.