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

 

Download our free Wastewater Treatment Coating Systems eResource Book

Paint and Coatings Industry News

Main News Page


NYC Accepts Bids for Verrazano Narrows Bridge Work

Friday, July 6, 2012

More items for Program/Project Management

Comment | More

The Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority, a division of the New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority, recently accepted two sets of bids for major repairs on the 13,700-foot-long Verrazano Narrows Bridge.

The Authority received eight bids for replacing the upper level roadway deck on the suspended spans, and six bids for maintenance and coatings application on the cables.

About the Bridge

The Verrazano Narrows Bridge was built between 1959 and 1964, and was the longest suspension bridge in the world at the time of its opening. The 13,700-foot structure, which features a 4,260-foot-long main span, is currently the planet’s eighth longest suspension bridge. The iconic structure is visible from points in all five boroughs, and, as of 2008, carries an average of 190,000 vehicles per day over the Narrows (for a hefty toll). 

 The Verrazano Narrows Bridge

Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Snyder, USN 
(via Wikimedia Commons)

The structure was the last major project overseen by Robert Moses. The renowned head of the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority viewed the bridge as the final major component of his expressway system. The project was also the last significant project for chief engineer Othmar Ammann, who, with Moses, coordinated a number of major bridge projects in NYC. The structural design work required engineers to account for the earth’s curvature in planning the massive towers, resulting in the tops being 1 5/8 inches further apart than at the bases.

Current Bids

The Authority received eight bids on June 28 for installation of new orthtropic steel decking on the upper level roadway of the suspended spans and a variety of related repairs. The project includes coating lower level relief joints and floor truss lower chord members, as well as performing touch-up work at other locations. The low bid was submitted by Tutor Perini Corp. of Peekskill, NY, at $235,728,000. CCA Civil Inc. (Jersey City, NJ) and the joint venture of Judlau Contracting (College Point, NY) and Conti Construction (Edison, NJ) were close behind, at approximately $242.2M and $247.4M, respectively. The remaining five bids ranged up to $329.3M. The project has an anticipated duration of five years.

The Authority also accepted bids for oiling of cable strands and eyebars and coating of cable and suspender ropes. The bridge is supported by four 7,205-foot-long, 3-foot-diameter cables. The contract, which requires SSPC-QP 1 and QP 2 certification for the coatings work, was let on June 1, and received six responses. The low bidder, Commodore Maintenance Corp. of Mt. Vernon, NY, proposed a price of $8,373,000. Corcon, Inc. of Lowellville, OH, was the next closest submittal, at $12,488,260. The Authority received four other bids, with the highest valued at almost $23M. The contract is expected to last for two years.

Other Recent Projects

The bridge has undergone numerous major projects over the past ten years, including $31M anchorage and approach repairs that were finished in 2002, a $40M paint job that was completed in 2003, and a second painting job that concluded in 2008 at a cost of $32M. Corcon, Inc. is currently performing lead abatement and coatings application on the lower portions of the towers, under a $19M contract. 

 Tower legs

 Courtesy of MTA

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; Industrial Contractors; Marine Coatings; Paint BidTracker; Painters; Protective coatings

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

Ethox Chemicals LLC
Ethoflex® ER instantly upgrades your epoxy!

The only epoxy additive that improves flexibility, corrosion resistance, toughness, and adhesion, without hurting pot life, cure time, or increasing VOCs.


PPG Protective and Marine Coatings Group
Industrial strength performance in ONE can.

Now get the durability and protection of two components in one can: Amercoat® ONE, PSX® ONE and Sigmadur ONE.


SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings
http://www.sspc.org/

Join SSPC and Enhance
Your Career !


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


Abrasives Inc.
See the difference immediately Black Magic®

Quality blast abrasive goes farther. Use Black Magic® The Tough Stuff coal slag. Cleaner, consistent, less dust. Order yours today!
Abrasives Inc. 800-584-7524


Armakleen Company, The
ARMEX when nondestructive cleaning is critical

The gentle physical propriety of baking soda but yet aggressive cleaning ability is what makes ARMEX the only choice for nondestructive abrasive blasting.


Binks/DeVilbiss
Built for Tough Jobs

From Epoxies to Urethanes to other high solid coatings, the new Binks Airless 75 delivers a great finish using an ergonomic design. Visit binks.com for more information.


SAFE Systems, Inc.
Custom blast rooms
by SAFE Systems

Don't waste time and money "making do" with a "standard" design. Let us work with you to design and build the
system that best fits
your requirements.
Call 1-800-634-7278


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


US Minerals
US Minerals -
Black Magnum

With nationwide production and distribution capabilities, U.S. Minerals supplies a complete range of coal slag and other abrasives to meet all of your blasting needs.

 
 
 
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