This article describes re-coating work being performed to paint and control bridge corrosion on the 4.3 mile-long William Preston Lane, Jr Memorial Bridge (the Bay Bridge) spanning the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. The re-coating involves a 2-step process: first, removal of the original, 47-year-old paint coating must be completed, followed by application of a 3-coat, coating system consisting of a prime coat of Zinc Clad IV organic zinc-rich epoxy primer, an intermediate coat of re-coatable epoxy primer, and a finish coat of Acrolon acrylic polyurethane. Methods and techniques used to perform this sophisticated and demanding work are explained in some detail.

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    P.O. Box 558
    Park Ridge, IL  United States  60068
  • Publication Date: 2000-6


  • English

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 24-26
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  • Accession Number: 00795966
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 7 2000 12:00AM