PaintSquare.com
Follow us on Twitter Follow us on LinkedIn Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram Visit the TPC Store
Search the site

 

Advertisement

PaintSquare


Coatings Industry News

Main News Page


$10M Bridge Painting Project Awarded

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Comment | More

The Blue Bridge will bring $10,070,000 in green to an Ohio painting contractor, under a newly awarded cleaning and coating contract.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has awarded the Glover Cary Bridge project to Spartan Contracting of Campbell, OH.

The bridge, also known as The Blue Bridge, is a 4,622.8-foot-long continuous-truss bridge that connects Owensboro, KY, and Spencer County, IN, over the Ohio River.

Scope of Work

The project involves cleaning and recoating structural steel surfaces on spans 27-30 of the bridge.

Glover Cary Bridge
topix.com

The spans will be repainted in time for the bicentennial of its Owensboro, KY, terminus.

The steel will be abrasive blast-cleaned to a Near-White finish (SSPC-SP 10) and coated with either a three-coat, epoxy-based, organic zinc-rich system (Class I, Type I or II), or with a three-coat, urethane-based, organic zinc-rich system (Class II, Type I or II).

The existing coatings may contain lead; Class 2A containment according to SSPC-Guide 6 will be required. The contractor is responsible for performing quality control coatings inspection services as well as an SSPC C-3 competent person to oversee waste handling.

The KYTC conducted a mandatory pre-bid meeting Feb. 7 for the project. 

Bridge History

The bridge opened to traffic in September 1940 as a toll bridge, with construction funded through a $1.03 million federal grant as part of The New Deal. The bridge is named for U.S. Rep. Glover Cary, a Kentucky Republican who served in Congress in the 1930s.

Tolls were discontinued in 1954.

The original silver bridge was repainted blue in the early 1970s. The bridge was scheduled to be repainted in 2017, which is Owensboro's bicentennial. At the urging of state Rep. Tommy Thompson and other leaders, the plan was fast-tracked to fiscal year 2013, and $8.5 million for Kentucky’s share of the project was provided in the 2012-2018 Kentucky Highway Plan.

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

   

Tagged categories: Bridges; Coating inspection; Containment; Government contracts; Hazardous waste; Lead; Quality control; SSPC; Steel

Comment from Tom Schwerdt, (3/13/2013, 8:46 AM)

Interesting, abrasive blasting leaded paint over a river, yet only Class 2A containment.


Comment from Chuck Pease, (3/13/2013, 11:26 AM)

Ya thats what I was thinking also. Although the sentence did read "may" contain lead. No good faith survey done???


Comment from Gerald Burbank, (3/13/2013, 11:30 AM)

It was painted with inorganic zinc and vinyl in 1987


Comment from Tom Schwerdt, (3/14/2013, 8:20 AM)

Hm, zinc in that era likely was still leaded - perhaps 1% or so. And we don't have a good feel for how many "misses" happened with the blasting in 1987. Thanks for the additional info, Gerald!


Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

Advertisements
 
Waterjet Technology Association (WJTA)
 
Click to register today!
 
See the latest automated and handheld UHP waterblasting tools/systems/products. Exhibits, live demos, educational sessions, waterjet short course, networking.
 

 
SABRE Autonomous Solutions
 
Productivity
 
Personnel are free to do other tasks while the ALPHA1 does the “dirty work”.
 

 
CS Unitec
 
Remove Coatings, Corrosion & More!
 
For metal & concrete. Scalers, scabblers, deck hammers & scarifiers. Safe for hot work zones. Call our specialists: 800-700-5919.
Demo videos at www.csunitec.com.
 

 
Detail Masters
 
Overspray Removal
 
We offer professional, turnkey service and unparalleled quality!
Our process can save hundreds— even thousands of dollars. It's fast, environmentally safe and 100% guaranteed.
 

 
Sherwin-Williams
 
Sherwin-Williams General Polymers Resinous Flooring App
 
Our coatings and linings expertise available 24/7, allowing you to explore the Sherwin-Williams systems best suited for your flooring needs. Android Users Click here to Download the app today!
 

 
Blastox/The TDJ Group, Inc.
 
Blastox® - One Step Lead Abatement
 
Sandblast additive delivered to jobsite pre-blended to eliminate hazardous abrasive wastes. Why mix, meter or apply at the job-site? Blast with ease and
Let your painters paint!
1(800)-252-7869
 

 
W Abrasives
 
New blast suction and recycling system!
 
Phenics systems, made by W Abrasives, is a new way to transform traditional site blasting by enabling recovery and recycling of steel grit.
 

 
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. Contact us
for your nearest distributor.
(800) 319.8802 sales@holdtight.com
 

 
Absolute Equipment/Grand Rental Station
 
TIER 4 EQUIPMENT
 
We have Tier 4 Equipment including Air Compressors & Generators for Sale & Rent! Your job may now require Tier-4. www.absoluteequip.com or Call 412-931-6655.
 

 
 
 

Technology Publishing Co., 1501 Reedsdale Street, Suite 2008, Pittsburgh, PA 15233

TEL 1-412-431-8300  • FAX  1-412-431-5428  •  EMAIL webmaster@paintsquare.com


The Technology Publishing Network

Durability + Design PaintSquare the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings 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