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NY Auctions Off Brooklyn Bridge Paint

Thursday, February 28, 2013

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Extra paint from the iconic Brooklyn Bridge is now the property of a few lucky bidders after it was recently auctioned off by New York state officials.

In a two-week auction, the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services sold off a total of 55 five-gallon buckets of unused "Brooklyn Bridge Tan" paint.

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New York officials auctioned off 55 five-gallon buckets of "Brooklyn Bridge Tan" paint for a total of $829.

When bidding on the paint ended, the high-gloss alkyd enamel raked in $829 from three auctions with a total of 34 bidders.

Price-per-bucket varied among the listings, with the lowest price being $10 (10 buckets for $100), followed by $11.24 (25 buckets for $281), and $22.40 (20 buckets for $448).

The gray-brown paint is Federal color #20227.

Old, Unused Paint

Most of the paint was purchased 10 years ago for touch-up on the bridge.

However, the city later decided it would be more efficient to cover the entire span with a more durable paint, after scraping away the old paint to bare steel, a Transportation Department spokesperson explained.

The city was also selling unused paint in other colors, including Pulaski red and aluminum green, and several buckets of rust-inhibitive primer.

The Transportation Department spokesperson said the other paint listed may have exceeded the recommended shelf life or are colors that are no longer used on the city's bridges.

   

Tagged categories: Bridges; Department of Transportation (DOT); Urethane

Comment from Regina Montgomery, (2/28/2013, 10:00 AM)

The question begging is what will the buyers of the paint use it for? Anyone?


Comment from Tom Schwerdt, (2/28/2013, 12:04 PM)

Tourist trinkets? Replicas of the Brooklyn Bridge painted with the actual paint used on the Brooklyn Bridge for an extra $10?


Comment from Karen Fischer, (3/1/2013, 8:22 AM)

As P T Barnum once said, there is a fool born every minute.


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