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

 

Download our free e-book! Quality Control

Paint and Coatings Industry News

Main News Page


Bids Sought for $20M+ Painting Project

Monday, September 24, 2012

More items for Program/Project Management

Comment | More

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development is inviting bids for the second phase of painting of the Sunshine Bridge—a project estimated at up to $30 million.

Once ridiculed as a “Bridge to Nowhere,” the 8,236-foot-long cantilever structure plays an important role in storm evacuation and industrial development along the Mississippi River.

 

 Once ridiculed as a “Bridge to Nowhere,” the span has become a vital evacuation and industrial route.  

 Sewtex / Wikimedia Commons

 
Once ridiculed as a “Bridge to Nowhere,” the span has become a vital evacuation and industrial route.  

The bridge, which opened in 1964, connects Baton Rouge and New Orleans over the Mississippi via LA 70.

In the first phase of the project, Texas Bridge Inc., of Humble, TX, was awarded a $6,223,574 contract to recoat a 3,160-foot-long segment of the bridge's East approaches and a 1,444-foot-long segment of the West approaches.

Bid submittals for Phase 2 are due at 10 a.m. Oct. 10.

Scope of Work

The project's second phase will involve cleaning and recoating existing structural steel surfaces on the bridge’s 3,327-foot-long main truss span, including the deck span; and on its four approaches, which range from 708 feet to 1,789 feet long.

The steel will be abrasive blast-cleaned to SSPC-SP 10 (near white) and coated with an organic zinc-rich primer, an epoxy-intermediate and a polyurethane finish.

The existing coatings contain lead; Class 1 containment according to SSPC-Guide 6 will be required, as will SSPC-QP 1 and QP 2 certifications. The contractor also must furnish NACE-certified quality control inspectors.

The project also includes performing additional steel and concrete repairs, including replacing bearings and repairing the bridge deck.

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; Concrete repair; Lead; NACE; Paint BidTracker; Quality control; SSPC; Structural steel

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 !


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


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.


Termarust Technologies
Termarust (HR CSA) Chemically Stops
Active Corrosion

Arch truss treated with Termarust's (HR CSA) in 2003. This steel arch bridge is rust free on all surfaces including the crevice corroded joints and connections.


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


Sherwin-Williams
Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings

With 4,000 distribution points and 3,700+ years of experience, Sherwin-Williams delivers the products, support and expertise you need, right where you need it.


Atlantic Design, Inc.
CLICK HERE

to see what we did to this dust collector! ADI can increase the efficiency and life of your equipment! Any brand, for less than new! 866.Call.ADI


Blastox/The TDJ Group, Inc.
Blastox - One Step
Lead Abatement

Don't waste $$ on added labor steps with other methods. Don't mix, meter or apply at the job-site. Avoid strict hazardous waste rules.
Let your painters paint!

 
 
 
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