Project Preview: Hames Contracting To Work on Huey P. Long Bridge

From JPCL, June 2005

by Brian Churray

The City of New Orleans, on behalf of the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad Commission, awarded a contract of $3,900,000 to Hames Contracting, Inc. (Alpharetta, GA) for coatings work on the 4.35-mile-long Huey P. Long Bridge. The contract, which required SSPC-QP 1 and QP 2 certifications, involves recoating existing structural steel surfaces on 1,150 feet of deck truss spans. The steel will be abrasive blast cleaned with steel grit to a Near-White finish (SSPC-SP 10) and recoated with alkyd-based calcium borosilicate primer and intermediate coats, followed by an alkyd varnish finish. The contract includes containment of the existing lead-based coatings....
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