A bridge recently targeted for lead abatement by the Federal Highway Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation Program was the H Street Bridge in Sacramento, California. The rehabilitation project was a difficult one due to the nature, location, and use of the bridge. The bridge crosses the American River, a major tributary to the Sacramento River, which provides drinking and irrigation water to the surrounding area. The shabby appearance of the bridge and the possible delamination of lead-based undercoats and subsequent contamination of the river led officials to recommend 100 percent containment and complete removal of existing coatings. This article covers design of the containment area, surface preparation and coating application, worker and public safety, and work inspection.

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    Technology Publishing Company

    2100 Wharton Street, Suite 310
    Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15203
  • Publication Date: 1995-11


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  • Accession Number: 00716489
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 20 1996 12:00AM