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


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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