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WVDOT Seeks Contractor for Bridge Reno

Thursday, August 9, 2018

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The West Virginia Department of Transportation is seeking contractors for structural renovation of the Old Hi Carpenter Bridge, located in Pleasants County, West Virginia

Old Hi Carpenter Bridge
Mike Tewkesbury, CC BY-ND 2.0, via Flickr

The project includes replacement of the truss portion of the Old Hi Carpenter Bridge with a three-span continuous curved steel plate girder bridge.

Bids are due Sept. 18.

Scope of Work

The project includes replacement of the truss portion of the Hi Carpenter Bridge with a three-span continuous curved steel plate girder bridge. This will comprise of replacing the existing deck with a concrete deck, replacing stringers and risers, and strengthening floor beams. The project will entail installation of steel barriers with a pedestrian railing and a new approach connection.

The project will also include a lump-sum item for cleaning and coating the existing steel bridge, and an additional lump-sum item for cleaning bridge structures. Exposed reinforcing steel will be abrasive blast-cleaned to Commercial (SSPC-SP 6) standards or Near White (SSPC-SP 10) standards. Galvanized steel surfaces will require solvent cleaning. Steel will be coated with a three-coat organic zinc-rich system. This system is subject to change according to project requirements. The owner-approved manufacturers are PPG, Carboline, International Paint, Sherwin-Williams and Wasser.

The contractor will also oversee 12,376 square feet of concrete protective coating application. The owner-approved manufacturers are Sherwin-Williams, Tamms Industries and Textured Coatings of America.

Containment and disposal are required.

Certification for SSPC-QP 1 and SSPC-QP 2 are required.

Editor's note: An earlier version of this article incorrectly depicted the newer Hi Carpenter Bridge; the contract in question refers to the smaller Old Hi Carpenter Bridge.

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Tagged categories: Bidding; Bridges; contract painting leads; Contracts; Government contracts; Paint BidTracker; Roads/Highways

Comment from Mario Colica, (8/31/2018, 10:57 AM)

I wander why they didn't choise Zinc Thermal spray coating . It's so easy to apply after blasting on the place and then it's pure zinc with a thickness of the coating up to 500 um

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