PaintSquare.com


The First Word in Protective & Marine Coatings

A Product of Technology Publishing / PaintSquare
JPCL | PaintSquare News | Durability + Design | Paint BidTracker

Marine Industry Coating Systems: Selecting and Sourcing

Paint and Coatings Industry News

Main News Page


WSDOT Announces Bridge Coating Project

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

More items for Program/Project Management

Comment | More

Washington State is seeking proposals for cleaning and recoating the Nisqually River Bridges—a contract estimated at $5 million to $7.5 million.

Bids will be opened March 20 for the project, which involves cleaning and coating about 160,000 square feet of structural steel surfaces on the northbound and southbound through truss bridges over the Nisqually River.

The northbound structure, 446 feet long and 43 feet wide, was built in 1937 and rehabilitated in 1982. The southbound structure, 430 feet long and 48 feet wide, was built 30 years after the north span.

Nisqually River Bridge
WSDOT

The project includes cleaning and recoating about 160,000 square feet of steel.

The bridges are located on Interstate 5 at the border of Pierce and Thurston counties, which is formed by the Nisqually River.

Scope of Work

Surface preparation for structural steel surfaces above the roadway includes abrasive blast-cleaning, spot-power tool-cleaning and waterjet-cleaning.

Top flat surfaces of the portal, including top lateral and overhead sway members, will be abrasive blast-cleaned to a Commercial finish (SSPC-SP 6). Additional steel will be spot-power tool-cleaned to Bare Metal (SP 11) or waterjet-cleaned at 5,000 psi with a zero-degree rotating tip at a 4-inch maximum standoff distance (SP 12).

Nisqually River Bridges

The cost of the contract is estimated between $5 million and $7.5 million.

About 8,300 linear feet of steel will be coated with a high ratio co-polymerized calcium sulfonate penetrating sealant to treat pack rust. The superstructure will be overcoated with a high ratio polymerized calcium sulfonate alkyd self-priming topcoat.

Steel below the roadway will be abrasive blast-cleaned to a Near-White finish (SP 10) and recoated with a moisture-cured urethane system.

Containment will be required to capture the existing lead-based coatings and spent abrasives during surface preparation. SSPC-QP 1 and QP 2 certifications are also required.

WSDOT personnel will perform coatings inspection services.

Reported by Paint BidTracker, a construction reporting service devoted to identifying contracting opportunities for the coatings community.

   

Tagged categories: Bidding; Bridges; Coating inspection; Government contracts; Industrial Contractors; SSPC; SSPC-QP 1; SSPC-QP 3; Surface preparation; UHP waterjetting

Comment from Chuck Pease, (3/7/2013, 9:27 PM)

Dave, this one has your name all over it.!!!


Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

Minerals Research & Recovery
PREMIUM SLAG ABRASIVES

Visit mrrinc.com In surface preparation tests run for NIOSH by an independent company, Sharpshot® was shown to be the best slag abrasive for cutting speed and cost per sq. ft.
Call Steve: 520-297-4626


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


Simpson Strong-Tie
Repair, Protect & Strengthen

Need a coating? Turn to Fox. We have solutions to repair, protect and strengthen concrete, steel and wood substrates. Call 888-760-0369 or email info@foxind.com


U.S. Zinc

The proven corrosion protection properties of our zinc dust prolong the life of marine coatings. U.S. Zinc – Helping the world work™


Termarust Technologies
Termarust (HR CSA) Chemically Stops
Active Corrosion

Hydro Utility Penstock Overcoated in 1997. Was power washed and overcoated with major cost saving. No environmental impact with Termarust's low LC50 of 41,007 ppm.


CS Unitec
Surface Prep & Material Removal

CS Unitec’s Floor Planers remove coatings & corrosion from concrete & metal surfaces. Produce keyed profiles for waterproofing applications. info@csunitec.com


Midsun Specialty Products
Stopaq Corrosion Protection Services by MSP

Stopaq coatings are impenetrable to water, oxygen and bacteria. Save labor costs with simple surface prep and a 30 year guarantee.
Visit: midsunsp.com/stopaq or Call 888-866-8273

 
 
 
Technology Publishing

The Technology Publishing Network

The Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings (JPCL) PaintSquare
Durability + Design Paint BidTracker JPCL Europe

 
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 2000-2014, 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