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Phase Two of Betsy Ross Bridge Painting Awarded

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

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The Delaware River Port Authority has awarded a contract in the amount of $22,500,218.50 to Allied Painting Inc. of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, to perform coating and steel repairs of the Betsy Ross Bridge thru-truss spans in Pennsauken Township, New Jersey.

Allied Painting Inc. was the lowest of six bidders. Additional bidders included:

  • Blastech Enterprises Inc. of Baltimore, in the amount of $25,973,609;
  • Corcon Inc., of Lowellville, Ohio, in the amount of $35,347,189;
  • Atsalis Brothers Painting Company of Warren, Michigan, in the amount of $41,216,535.28;
  • Jupiter Painting Contracting Co. Inc. of Croydon, Pennsylvania, in the amount of $43,084,000.00; and
  • Liberty Maintenance Inc. of Youngstown, Ohio, in the amount of $45,681,998.75.

Bids were due April 3.

Scope of Work

This project will involve performing the second phase of steel and concrete repairs as well as surface preparation and coating on the thru-truss spans of the Betsy Ross Bridge, otherwise known as the Ross Memorial Bridge, spanning the Delaware River. The project will also include above- and below-deck railing repairs, platform and pier modifications, concrete spall and crack repairs, and drainage repairs.

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The Delaware River Port Authority has awarded a contract in the amount of $22,500,218.50 to Allied Painting Inc. of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, to perform coating and steel repairs of the Betsy Ross Bridge thru-truss spans in Pennsauken Township, New Jersey.

The contractor will oversee surface preparation of steel members to Near White standards (SSPC-SP 10), followed by application three-coat system utilizing an organic zinc-rich primer, epoxy intermediate and aliphatic acrylic urethane finish coating. Silica sand abrasives may not be used.

Existing coatings are confirmed to contain lead, chromium, cadmium and other hazardous materials. Containment to SSPC Class 1A is required.

An additional project for coatings inspection will occur concurrently with rehabilitation of the thru-truss spans. The coating inspector will require certification with a SSPC C-3 Competent Person Designation and have a minimum of five years' construction inspection experience related to the repainting of major bridges involving containment and disposal of lead-based paints, surface preparation and coating applications. The structural inspector must be a graduate engineer and/or NICET certified and have five years' experience in structural rehabilitation and steel construction.

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