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Caltrans Seeks Bids For Bridge Repairs

Thursday, September 10, 2015

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The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is seeking contractors interested in performing surface repairs to two bridges in the San Francisco/Oakland region.

The transportation agency said the work will be on both the Richmond San-Rafael Bridge and the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. It will be performed in Contra Costa, Marin and San Francisco counties, in California, and is estimated to cost $3.51 million.

Bids are due Sept. 15.

Scope of Work

Contractors will replace joint seals and approach slab, as well as repair deck drains on the Richmond-San Rafael and San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridges.

By Caroline Culler / CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

The San Francisco-Oakland Bridge is one of two bridges for which CalTrans is seeking surface repair bids. The other is the Richmond San-Rafael Bridge. The cost is expected to be $3.51 million.

The Richmond San-Rafael Bridge will require removal, cleaning and reconstruction of joints in the upper and lower decks. The entire bridge deck will require preparation and treatment. Work will include abrasive blast-cleaning and sealing of 263,452 square feet of bridge deck surfaces using 2,972 gallons of high-molecular-weight methacrylate penetrating treatment.

The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge will receive abrasive blast-cleaning of inside surfaces to remove visible rust and will be coated with a zinc system. The structure also will receive spot blast-cleaning and undercoating on 25 square feet of steel.

About the Bridges

Commonly referred to as the Bay Bridge, the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is a complex of bridges spanning San Francisco Bay. At 10 lanes of traffic on its east span, it was declared the world’s widest bridge in 2014 by Guinness World Records, according to the Caltrans website.

The Richmond San-Rafael Bridge, also called the John F. McCarthy Memorial Bridge, is the northernmost of the east–west crossings of the San Francisco Bay. It was constructed in 1956 to replace the Richmond-San Rafael Ferry service and was at that time considered to be one of the world’s longest bridges.

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