PaintSquare.com


The First Word in Protective & Marine Coatings

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

Equipment Suppliers: Get listed in the 2014 JPCL Equipment Buying Guide for FREE!

Paint and Coatings Industry News

Main News Page


LA Awards $3.1M Bridge Painting

Thursday, January 26, 2012

More items for Program/Project Management

Comment | More

Louisiana’s Department of Transportation and Development has awarded recoating of the Horace Wilkinson Bridge over the Mississippi River to Hames Contracting Inc., of Alpharetta, GA.

 Horace Wilkinson Bridge

 Sewtex / Creative Commons

 Locals still call the Horace Wilkinson, built in 1968, the “new bridge.”

Hames submitted the low bid of $3,185,000. Six other companies submitted bids ranging from $5.6 million to $9.7 million. LA DOTD had estimated the contract at $5 million to $7.5 million.

Scope of Work

The project involves cleaning and recoating structural steel surfaces on the Horace Wilkinson Bridge, 14,150 feet long and 80 feet wide, with a 4,550-foot main span.

At 175 feet high, the cantilever truss bridge, which carries six lanes of Interstate 10 from West Baton Rouge to East Baton Rouge, is the highest bridge on the Mississippi River.

 Horace Wilkinson Bridge

 Christopherlin / Creative Commons

At 175 feet high, the Horace Wilkinson is the highest bridge on the Mississippi River.

The 44-year-old bridge is locally known as the "New Bridge," because it is the younger of the two bridges that cross the river in Baton Rouge.

The steel will be abrasive blast-cleaned to SSPC-SP 10 (near white) and recoated with an organic zinc-rich primer, an epoxy intermediate, and a polyurethane finish.

The existing coatings contain lead; containment according to SSPC-Guide 6 and waste disposal according to Guide 7 will be required. SSPC-QP 1 and QP 2 certifications are also required.

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; Containment; Contract awards; Government contracts; Industrial Contractors; Lead; Protective coatings; SSPC

Comment from albert Woodward, (2/7/2012, 9:08 PM)

hmmmm thats alot of work for 3 mil.hope they don't kill anyone


Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

SAFE Systems, Inc.
Portable Dust Collectors for Tough Environments

Trailer and skid-mounted models in numerous sizes, powered by electric and/or diesel. Sloped roofs, multiple dust inlets, high static, dampered fans. Lockable power & drive compartments.


JPCL Europe
Special EMEA edition!

Now, the publisher of JPCL offers essential news and knowledge for protective and marine coatings professionals in Europe, the Middle East and Africa: www.jpcleurope.com


U.S. Zinc

Offering custom grades and packaging of zinc dust, oxide, metal and fines, U.S. Zinc provides direct shipping to locations worldwide. Helping the world work™


Mitsubishi Gas Chemical America
Performance Amine 1,3-BAC

A highly reactive cycloaliphatic diamine offering superior performance. Reasonable cost and curing efficacy makes it suitable for all types of epoxy resin applications.


Spider, a Division of SafeWorks, LLC
Complete Suspended Access Solutions

Need Access? From platforms & hoists to rigging & fall protection, Spider leads the industry in rentals, sales & service.
Call today: 877-774-3370


Safway Services
Suspended Access Made Easy With QuikDeck™

The smart choice for suspended access, QuikDeck’s interchangeable, lightweight components make them easy to set up and reassemble when you need to move.


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.

 
 
 
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