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Bids Needed for NY Suspension Bridge Rehab

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

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The New York State Department of Transportation is seeking contractors to perform bridge rehabilitation of Wurts Street over Rondout Creek in the City of Kingston, New York.

This project involves rehabilitation of the Kingston-Port Ewen Suspension bridge carrying Wurts Street over Rondout Creek in Kingston. The structure reaches 1,145 feet long and was constructed in 1921 and employed a female welder, which was highly uncommon at the time.

The bid submittal date for this project has been extended from March 4 to March 18.

Scope of Work

The project will include rehabilitation of the substructure, as well as cleaning and coating of all existing structural steel and galvanized steel members.

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The New York State Department of Transportation is seeking contractors to perform bridge rehabilitation of Wurts Street over Rondout Creek in the City of Kingston, New York.

The project includes total removal and field application of coatings on an estimated 205,000 square feet of structural steel members. The existing stiffening truss, wind truss, floor system and tower members will be cleaned and field painted. The steel members will be pressure washed and abrasive blast-cleaned to Near White standards (SSPC-SP 10) and coated with a zinc-rich primer, epoxy intermediate and a urethane finish. The owner-approved manufacturers are Carboline, PPG, International Paint and Sherwin-Williams.

Work will include 43,300 square feet of shop-applied structural steel paint system application. New steel members will require Solvent Cleaning (SSPC-SP 1) and abrasive blast-cleaning to Near White standards (SSPC-SP 10) before application of a three-coat zinc-epoxy-urethane system.

Galvanized steel surfaces including galvanized nuts, bolts and washers will require surface preparation to Commercial Blast-Cleaning standards (SSPC-SP 6) and hot-dip galvanizing. Existing cable bands will be coated with a zinc-oxide paste.

Contractors will oversee 3,437 square feet of spray-applied waterproofing membrane application. The owner-approved coating manufacturers include Pitchmastic PmB Ltd. (U.S. distribution by PIM Corp.), Stirling Lloyd and Bridge Preservation.

The existing coatings contain lead. A lead exposure control plan, medical testing, personal exposure monitoring sample analysis and decontamination facilities are required. Class A containment and environmental waterway protection will be used for collection of paint removal waste in all areas where existing steel is cleaned and coated. Disposal of 82,000 pounds of hazardous paint waste disposal is required.

Certification to SSPC-QP1, QP2 and QP3 is required.

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