We're excited to announce that Thomas Industrial Coatings and our work on the Huey P. Long Bridge in New Orleans is the cover story in the September 2011 issue of CoatingsPro Magazine. The story details the massive undertaking of re-painting the 4.3 mile long bridge in Louisiana. Read the story yourself here, pages 40-47.
The project is slated to last five years, employing a 48-man crew to remove old coatings, repair and recoat the structural steel of the bridge. The existing steel is coated with red lead primer and alkyd-aluminium flake overcoat. New structural steel will be shop blasted to NACE No. 2/SSPC SP-10 near white and coated with Carbozic 11 / Carboguard 893 / Carbothane 133HB. Considering bolts alone, there are hundreds of thousands to be stripe coated.
“Access to the main span over the river's main navigation channel, requires navigation channel closure that must be schedule with the U.S. Coast Guard two weeks in advance of work and are only allowed two days a week from 6 am to 6 pm – typically on Tuesdays and Thursdays,” said Andy Hamersen, our Southern Regional Manager.
Read the entire story here. Thanks to CoatingsPro for such a terrific story.