PaintSquare.com
      | Connect Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook
About | Subscribe | Advertise
  

 

Free Download of our eBook on Overcoating Bridges and Other Structures

Paint and Coatings Industry News

Main News Page


New Bids Sought for IA Bridge Painting

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

More items for Program/Project Management

Comment | More

The Iowa Department of Transportation is inviting a second round of bids for abrasive-blast cleaning and repainting of the Black Hawk Bridge over the upper Mississippi River.

Bids will be opened June 19 for the project after IDOT rejected the initial round.

 This will be the second round of bids for abrasive-blast cleaning and recoating of the bridge, which dates to 1931.

 Photos: Historicbridge.org / Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber

This will be the second round of bids for abrasive-blast cleaning and recoating of the bridge, which dates to 1931.

The project involves abrasive-blast cleaning and recoating about 305,000 square feet of structural steel surfaces on the Black Hawk Bridge (also known as the Lansing Bridge), a riveted cantilever through truss bridge that connects Lansing, IA, and Crawford County, WI.

The steel will be abrasive-blast cleaned to SSPC-SP 10 (near white) and recoated with a zinc-rich epoxy primer, an aluminum epoxy-mastic intermediate and an aliphatic polyurethane finish. The existing coatings are not believed to contain lead; but containment and waste transport and disposal are required.

About the Bridge

Named for Chief Black Hawk, the Lansing Bridge is the northernmost Mississippi River bridge in Iowa. At 1,631 feet long and 22.7 feet wide, the two-lane bridge was completed in 1931.

Privately built and originally operated by the Iowa-Wisconsin Bridge Co., the Lansing Bridge closed between 1945 and 1957 by damage from ice damming. Lacking funds to repair the bridge, the company went out of business. The two states then acquired the bridge and repaired it.

 The bridge had a cameo role in The Straight Story in 1999.

 Wikimedia Commons / Mdcastle

The bridge had a cameo role in The Straight Story in 1999.

The bridge was closed again for a week in August 2011 to repair a crack found during an inspection of the floor beam under the deck.

The bridge has a sufficiency rating of 39.9% but carries only about 3,400 vehicles a day. A commercially sponsored webcam on the bridge is updated every 30 seconds during daylight.

The 1999 movie The Straight Story includes aerial footage of Alvin Straight (played by Richard Farnsworth) driving a riding lawn mower across the bridge.

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

   

Tagged categories: Air abrasive blast cleaning; Bidding; Bridges; Containment; Industrial Contractors; Lead; Paint BidTracker; Painters

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.


Chicago Corrosion Group

Rust Buddy Solidifier

Stops Rust With A Brushstroke.
No Surface Prep Required.


HoldTight Solutions Inc.
NO FLASH RUST -
NO CONTAMINANTS

Our HoldTight®102 salt remover & flash rust preventer prevents flash
rust by removing surface contaminants. It has no equal; only wannabees.
Contact us for your
nearest distributor.
(800) 319.8802 sales@holdtight.com


Armakleen Company, The
ARMEX when nondestructive cleaning is critical

ARMEX the original baking soda blast abrasive is a brand of Church & Dwight Co., Inc. makers of ARM & HAMMER products since 1896.


Abrasives Inc.
Check our Prices for Blast Abrasives

Faced with higher abrasive costs? We invite you to call & check our rates on Black Magic® coal slag and other quality blast materials. Abrasives Inc. 800-584-7524


Wasser High-Tech Coatings Inc.
Wasser Coatings Protect

Wasser Coatings offer a complete range of Moisture Cure Urethane (NEPCOAT approved) systems in addition to Polyurea membranes and linings(NSF).
www.wassercoatings.com


Termarust Technologies
Termarust (HR CSA) Chemically Stops
Active Corrosion

Hydro Utility Penstock Overcoated in 1997. Was power washed and overcoated with major cost saving. No environmental impact with Termarust's low LC50 of 41,007 ppm.


U.S. Zinc
Service. Better With U.S.

From custom-blend zinc dust products to technical support, logistics and environmental compliance, we are there for you.


Atlantic Design, Inc.
CLICK TO SEE..

what we did to this machine! Let ADI upgrade your machine, extending the life, efficiency, and value. Any make. Like new, but better! 866.Call.ADI


WINOA Group
W Abrasives : Shot Peening Solutions

W Abrasives has developed an exclusive range of products to boost your peening and blasting performances.

 
 
 
Technology Publishing

The Technology Publishing Network

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

 
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 2000-2015, 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