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RI Awards $6.7M Bridge Painting Project

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

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A longtime Rhode Island painting contractor has been awarded a $6.7 million contract to clean and recoat the historic Mount Hope Bridge, which connects Portsmouth and Bristol, RI, over Mount Hope Bay.

 Mount Hope Bridge

 Wikimedia Commons / Angus Davis

The bridge was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976 and last renovated in 2004.

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority awarded the $6,770,650.00 contract to Aetna Bridge Company, of Pawtucket, RI.

Scope of Work

The project involves cleaning and recoating 183,000 square feet of structural steel surfaces on the superstructure of the north approach to the 6,130-foot-long suspension bridge.

The project also includes coating the interiors of four cable bents.

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 are presumed to contain lead. Containment will be required, as will SSPC-QP 1 and QP 2 certifications.

About the Bridge

The bridge opened in 1929, replacing a ferry that operated between Bristol and Portsmouth. (The 1855 Bristol Ferry Light still remains at the base of the bridge.)

 Mount Hope Bridge

 Wikimedia Commons / Marcbela

For its first 40 years, the 6,130-foot-long Mount Hope was New England’s longest suspension bridge.

The structure was the longest suspension bridge in New England for 40 years, until the Claiborne Pell Bridge opened a few miles to the south in Newport, RI.

The Mount Hope Bridge has been listed since 1976 on the National Register of Historic Places and underwent more than $15 million in renovations between 1998 and 2004.

About the Contractor

Founded in 1945, Aetna Bridge Company provides bridge construction and rehabilitation, marine construction and demolition services to state highway departments, cities, towns, private developers and port authorities throughout New England. The family-owned company has completed more than 800 bridge projects in its history.

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