PaintSquare.com


The First Word in Protective & Marine Coatings

A Product of Technology Publishing / PaintSquare
JPCL | PaintSquare News | Durability + Design | Paint BidTracker

Free Download of

Paint and Coatings Industry News

Main News Page


$30+M Bridge Cable Work Up for Bid

Friday, August 19, 2011

More items for Program/Project Management

Comment | More

The Maryland Transportation Authority will open bids Sept. 22 for rewrapping, dehumidification and security shielding of the main cables and anchorages on the state’s two Bay Bridges—a project valued at $30 million to $50 million.

 William Preston Lane Jr. Memorial Bridge

 Photos: MDTA

Work on the first span began in 1949, following 40 years of planning and discussion.

The work includes both of the twin 4.34-mile-long eastbound and westbound suspension bridges—officially, the William Preston Lane Jr. Memorial Bridge—over the Chesapeake Bay.

Scope of Work

The project involves rewrapping the main cables and anchorages and spot-coating anchor bars and miscellaneous steel on both bridges, as well as exterior roadway girders at the anchorages on the westbound structure.

The four-and-a-half-year contract includes 30 months for construction and 24 months for maintenance.

A signed confidentiality agreement must be provided before receiving the RFP documents.
 
Engineering Marvel

The bridge’s two-lane original span (which now carries eastbound traffic) cost $45 million and was the world’s longest continuous over-water steel structure when it opened in 1952. The bridge replaced a 23-mile, two-hour ferry service that had run since 1919.

 William Preston Lane Jr. Memorial Bridge, second span
The second span, which now carries westbound traffic, opened in 1973.

Construction of the bridge’s $148 million second span, 450 feet north of the original span, began in 1969 and was completed in 1973. The second span now carries westbound traffic.

J.E. Greiner Co. Inc. designed both bridge spans.

Reported by Paint BidTracker, a construction reporting service devoted to identifying contracting opportunities for the coatings community. Visit us on Facebook!

   

Tagged categories: Bidding; Bridges; Construction; Maintenance coating work; Paint BidTracker

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

SAFE Systems, Inc.
SAFE Systems'
Blast Lights &
Deadman Switches

Halogen or LED blast lights available with our NEW urethane bumper. Switches available in many colors for color coding your hoses.


Minerals Research & Recovery

HIGH PERFORMANCE ABRASIVES


“Made in the USA!”

Why recycle waste from other countries? Go FASTER, CLEANER, at 1/3 THE COST with MR&R “All-American” Sharpshot®HP!!

WATCH THE VIDEO


Absolute Equipment/Grand Rental Station
Portable Power from Absolute Equipment

•Compressors
•Lighting Systems
•Generators
•Light Compaction
Sales • Rental • Service
Call 1-866-931-6655
Over a century of
providing excellence.


Simpson Strong-Tie
Repair, Protect & Strengthen

Need a coating? Turn to Fox. We have solutions to repair, protect and strengthen concrete, steel and wood substrates. Call 888-760-0369 or email info@foxind.com


U.S. Zinc

The proven corrosion protection properties of our zinc dust prolong the life of marine coatings. U.S. Zinc – Helping the world work™


Thermion Inc
Buy Back Program

We are offering $5,000
credit for your old Model
This drive system is
being discontinued by
the manufacturer.
More information at
thermioninc.com
877.884.3428


Abrasives Inc.
One Call Orders it All!

Life is good when it’s simple. We distribute Clemco blast equipment, nozzles & parts alongside our proven blast media. Make your call: Abrasives Inc. 800-584-7524

 
 
 
Technology Publishing

The Technology Publishing Network

The Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings (JPCL) PaintSquare
Durability + Design Paint BidTracker JPCL Europe

 
EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
MORE:      About PaintSquare.com   |   Privacy policy   |   Terms & conditions   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us
 

© Copyright 2000-2014, Technology Publishing / PaintSquare, All rights reserved
2100 Wharton Street, Suite 310, Pittsburgh PA 15203-1951; Tel 1-412-431-8300; Fax 1-412-431-5428; E-mail webmaster@paintsquare.com