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OR Awards $17.5M Bridge Painting

Thursday, March 22, 2012

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A Kentucky contractor has been awarded a $17.5 million contract for cleaning and recoating the landmark Astoria-Megler Bridge, which connects Oregon and Washington State over the Columbia River.

The $17,511,300 bid by Intech Contracting LLC, of Lexington, KY, bested that of six contractors with bids ranging up to $36,447,920. The cost of the project had been estimated at between $20 million and $30 million.

 Astoria-Megler Bridge

 Oregon Secretary of State Archives Division

At more than four miles, the Astoria-Megler is the longest steel continuous truss bridge in North America.

The longest steel continuous truss bridge in North America, the Astoria-Megler carries the last segment of U.S. Route 101 (locally known as the Oregon Coast Highway) across the Columbia River between Astoria, OR, and Point Ellice near Megler, WA. The span, which opened in 1966, is 14 miles (23 km) from the mouth of the river.

Subjected to continuous ocean salt spray, the bridge is rusting and was last painted in the 1980s. The bridge was designed jointly by the Oregon and Washington state highway departments, and the two states will split the cost of the cleaning and recoating project.

Scope of Work

The project involves cleaning and recoating structural steel surfaces above the deck on the southbound end of the cantilever truss bridge, which is 21,474 feet long and 28 feet wide. The work must be completed by July 31, 2015.

The existing coatings contain lead; containment will be required. ODOT will advertise separately for coatings inspection services on the project.

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Tagged categories: Bidding; Bridges; Coating inspection; Contract awards; Corrosion; Lead paint abatement; Steel

Comment from James Johnson, (3/23/2012, 11:25 AM)

Great photo of the bridge!


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