Painting the Natchez-Vidalia Westbound Bridge

A unique and challenging project

From JPCL, August 2020

By Justin Walker, Mississippi Dept. of Transportation; Patrick Roth, HNTB; and Greg Richards, KTA-Tator, Inc.

The Natchez-Vidalia Westbound Bridge is a 4,205-foot-long through-truss structure that was recently repainted as part of one of the largest bridge rehabilitation contracts that the Mississippi DOT has ever awarded. This article discusses the project coordination and partnering process initiated by the contractor between all parties to comple the project on time....


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Comment from Willie Mandeno, (8/31/2020, 5:52 AM)

An interesting article but was the un-striped primer to the outside of the trusses also IOZ or was a zinc epoxy used ?


Comment from John Korfiatis, (8/31/2020, 11:06 AM)

Interesting that the article never references the prime contractor- Blastech Enterprises, Inc. Why is that?


Comment from cameron jewell, (8/31/2020, 7:44 PM)

Apparently any contractor can do a job of this complexity.John. Contractors are thought of as interchangeable like a pair of shoes.


Comment from Charlie Lange, (9/1/2020, 11:20 AM)

Hi John - You and your company are mentioned in the Acknowledgments section at the end of the article.


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