The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is inviting bids for cleaning and recoating of Massachusetts’ Sagamore Bridge over Cape Cod Canal—a contract estimated at up to $10 million.
The three-span, steel arch bridge is 1,408 feet long and 51 feet wide with a suspended deck about 135 feet above high water at mid-span.
The Sagamore Bridge carries U.S. Route 6 across the Cape Cod Canal, connecting Cape Cod with the rest of Massachusetts.
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|The Sagamore Bridge connects Cape Cod with the rest of Massachusetts over the Cape Cod Canal.|
The Public Works Administration began work on the bridge and its sibling, the Bourne Bridge, in 1933 for the Corps of Engineers, which operates both the bridges and the canal. Both bridges opened in 1935.
In May 2010, the Corps of Engineers completed replacement of the bridge deck, sidewalk and lighting.
Scope of Work
The project involves abrasive-blast cleaning about 5,100 tons of steel to SSPC-SP 6 (commercial), spot power-tool cleaning the superstructure to bare metal (SP 11), and coating it with a four-coat moisture-cured polyurethane system.
The work will also include pressure-washing and coating two jacking girders with a calcium sulfonate system. The existing coatings contain red lead primer; Class 2A containment according to SSPC-Guide 6 will be required, as will SSPC-QP 1 and QP 2 certifications.
This project also includes miscellaneous structural steel repairs that are generally limited to replacement of deteriorated lacing bars and rivets. New steel components are to be connected with high-strength bolts.
The work will take place over five to seven months in 2013, after ongoing steel repairs are completed. Bids will be accepted July 25.
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