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

 

Get Paint BidTracker's Water Facility Painting Opportunities of 2015

Paint and Coatings Industry News

Main News Page


RI Awards $6.7M Bridge Painting Project

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

More items for Program/Project Management

Comment | More

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.

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; Contract awards; Industrial Contractors; Paint application; Steel; Surface preparation

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

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


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


Novatek Corporation
Dustless Coatings Removal

Strip it, clean it, and profile it,
all dust free! High production
rates and Blast like finishes.
Comply with new lead
standards.


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


ITW Binks
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.


Surface Prep Supply
Surface Prep Supply

Blast It! Coat It! We have you covered every step of the way. Supplier of:
• Abrasives
• Equipment
• Accessories
• Protective Coatings
888-331-7737(PREP)


Absolute Equipment/Grand Rental Station
Portable Power from Absolute Equipment

•Compressors
•Lighting Systems
•Generators
•Light Compaction
Sales • Rental • Service
Call 1-866-931-6655
Over a century of
providing excellence.

 
 
 
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