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FL Bridge Coating Contract Awarded

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

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On Jan. 30, the Florida Department of Transportation awarded a contract for the full replacement of coatings on the Spanish River Boulevard Bridges, located in Palm Beach, to Elite Industrial Painting in the amount of $2,497,568.48.

Elite Industrial Painting, of Tarpon Springs, Florida, was the lowest of seven bidders, including:

  • Seacoast Inc., of Oldsmar, Florida, in the amount of $2,952,294;
  • Southern Road & Bridge LLC, of Tarpon Springs, Florida, in the amount of $3,018,516.22;
  • M&J Construction, of Pinellas County in Tarpon Springs, Florida, in the amount of $3,049,942.87;
  • Astron General Contracting Co. Inc., of Jacksonville, North Carolina, in the amount of $3,746,507.25;
  • Kiewit Infrastructure South Co., of Sunrise, Florida, in the amount of $4,322,196.10; and
  • Quinn Construction Inc., of Folcroft, Pennsylvania, in the amount of $5,130,000.
Bridgehunter

On Jan. 30, the Florida Department of Transportation awarded a contract for the full replacement of coatings on the Spanish River Boulevard Bridges, located in Palm Beach, to Elite Industrial Painting in the amount of $2,497,568.48.

The proposed budget was $3,121,549. The project bid Jan. 4.

Scope of Work

The project includes full removal and replacement of the existing structural steel coating system as well as rehabilitation and reconditioning of span locks on the two existing Spanish River Boulevard Bridges. This project follows a recent $67 million, 2.5-mile interchange construction project on Spanish River Boulevard, which was completed in fall 2017 by Astaldi Construction Corporation.

The existing structural steel will require abrasive blast-cleaning to Bare Metal (SSPC-SP 11), Hand-Tool Cleaning (SSPC-SP 2) and Power-Tool Cleaning (SSPC-SP 3) for full removal of existing coatings. The steel will then be coated with an organic zinc-rich system. This system is subject to change according to project requirements. The owner-approved manufacturers are PPG, Carboline and Sherwin-Williams.

The project also includes installation of pile jackets on Spanish River Boulevard.

Certifications to SSPC-QP 1 and SSPC-QP 2 are required.

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