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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