$5M Bridge Rehab Opens for Bidding

FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2015


GRAND FORKS, ND—Bids are being accepted for rehabilitation of the historic Sorlie Memorial Bridge in Grand Forks County, ND.

Bids are due May 22. The North Dakota Department of Transportation estimates the project between $4.5 million and $5 million.

Connecting Grand Forks, ND, with Grand Forks, MN, the two-span, through-truss bridge runs 603 feet across the Red River.

Local residents also refer to the structure, which was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999, as the "Red River Bridge."

Scope of Work

Work on the 86-year-old structure will include abrasive blast-cleaning 170,000 square feet of steel to a Commercial finish (SSPC-SP 6). The contractor will then paint the structural steel with a three-coat organic zinc system.

If a layer of the system does not meet the manufacturer’s recommendations, the surfaces will require abrasive blast-cleaning to a Near-White finish (SSPC-SP 10) before paint system reapplication.

The existing coatings contain lead, and containment will be required. All painting work should be completed by Sept. 19, 2015.

In addition to the painting work, the project will include miscellaneous repairs.

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Tagged categories: Abrasive blasting; Bidding; Bridges; Contractors; Contracts; Department of Transportation (DOT); Historic Structures; Lead; North America; Paint BidTracker; Program/Project Management

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