A Towering Tale of Bridge Coating: How Caltrans Kept Quality High and Costs Low

From JPCL, June 2009

by W.H. (Bill) Hansel, PCS, California State Department of Transportation

The Vincent Thomas Bridge serves as a major route of transportation in Los Angeles County. When the 53,500-square foot west tower needed to be cleaned and painted, Caltrans used a service contract for containment and access and the agency’s in-house paint crew for the rest of the work, saving $700,000. In this article, the author describes the six-month process....
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Tagged categories: Bridges; Containment; Cost-savings; Painters; Program/Project Management

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