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PA Awards $31M Mansfield Bridge Rehab

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

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A Pittsburgh contractor has been green-lighted for a $31 million project to recoat and rehab the W.D. Mansfield Memorial Bridge over the Monongahela River.

The $30,965,186.27 bid by Joseph B. Fay Co., of Pittsburgh, bested that of eight other contractors.

Scope of Work

The project involves rehabilitating the W.D. Mansfield Memorial Bridge, a 1,931-foot-long cantilevered through-truss bridge built in 1951. The span, also known as the Glassport-Dravosburg Bridge, carries more than 26,000 vehicles daily.

 W.D. Mansfield Memorial Bridge

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The project includes cleaning and recoating the entire steel superstructure, including top flange and buckle plating. The steel will be abrasive-blast-cleaned to SSPC-SP 10 (Near White) and recoated with an organic zinc-rich primer, an epoxy or urethane intermediate, and a polyurethane finish.

The existing coatings contain lead; containment according to SSPC-Guide 6 and waste disposal according to Guide 7 are required.

Structural steel surfaces will be cleaned and primed with an organic zinc-rich primer. Hand railing, supports, exposed rebar and other miscellaneous steel surfaces will also be cleaned and coated.

Applications include:

• 21,330 square yards of concrete sealant, for reinforced concrete surfaces;

• 3,053 square yards of protective coating, for concrete pavement and shoulder surfaces;

• 10,674 square yards of concrete stain; and

• 1,175 square yards of epoxy resin protective coating, for reinforced concrete surfaces.

Bridge Rehab

The bridge rehabilitation project includes:

• Structural repairs to carry current highway loadings;

• Replacement of the concrete bridge deck;

• Replacement of all expansion dams, drainage facilities and seismically vulnerable bearings;

• Patching of deteriorated concrete on all concrete substructure units;

• Placement of scour protection around river piers;

• Cleaning and repainting of the entire bridge superstructure;

• Replacement of all bridge and approach roadway lighting and navigation lighting;

• Milling and overlay of all bridge approaches; and

• Some barrier replacement.

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Comment from Tom Schwerdt, (12/8/2011, 8:26 AM)

Sounds like an extremely extensive rehab, and it makes me wonder if it wouldn't have been more cost-effective to simply replace with a lower-maintenance modern structure, or at least replace the superstructure.


Comment from Robert Ikenberry, (12/8/2011, 1:40 PM)

Actually, this sounds like a very cost effective project. Replacement of a 1,900 foot long bridge would likely run in the range of 5-10X the current contract amount.


Comment from Tom Schwerdt, (12/12/2011, 9:28 AM)

I wonder if anyone ran the numbers and compared the total lifecycle cost. We are replacing a bridge in Marble Falls where the overall lifecycle cost definitely is on the "replace" side. More cost up front, less overall.


Comment from shane hirvi, (12/12/2011, 10:30 AM)

Curious to see the completion of the bridge in Marble Falls--ive been watching it's progress over the last year or so. What is the cost of replacing the Marble Falls bridge Tom?


Comment from Tom Schwerdt, (12/13/2011, 8:13 AM)

Shane, I don't have the dollar cost offhand - just that the Area Engineer told me it was less than the lifecycle cost of continuing painting. I am curious, and will send him an email.


Comment from Tom Schwerdt, (12/15/2011, 9:55 AM)

The total project bid at $28,647,844.97 - including some added city utility work, et cetera in the usual "while we're doing this project, we might as well..."


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