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NY Firm Wins $11.6M Bridge Contract

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

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The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority has awarded a contract for the protective coating and steel rehabilitation of the Mount Hope Bridge, located in Bristol, RI, to Piasecki Steel Construction Corp. of Castleton, NY.

Piasecki Steel Construction Corp. was the lowest responsible bidder and was awarded the contract at a cost not to exceed $11,662,750.

Mount Hope Bridge, RI
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Piasecki Steel Construction Corp. was awarded the $11.6 million contract to perform the protective coating and steel rehabilitation work on the Mount Hope Bridge located in Jamestown, RI.

The call for bids closed on Aug. 23.

Scope of Work

The 6,129-foot-long suspension bridge opened in 1929 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. In 2012, a $6.7 million contract was awarded for the cleaning and recoating of 183,000 square feet of its structural steel surfaces.

Piasecki Steel Construction Corp. will oversee abrasive blast-cleaning of the superstructure and substructure structural steel surfaces to Near White (SSPC-SPC 10) and spot-power tool-cleaning to Bare Metal (SSPC-SP 11).

The contractor will perform application of a zinc-rich primer, epoxy or urethane intermediate, and a polyurethane finish coating. The owner’s approved manufacturers include Ameron, Sherwin-Williams, International Paint and Carboline.

The existing coatings may contain lead and will require containment. Work will also include rehabilitation of steel members.

As per the specifications, the contractor will possess SSPC-QP 1 and QP 2 certifications.

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Editor's note: Text edited to correct location of bridge.


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