This article compares innovative lead-removal and painting techniques for three bridges that have similar design, configuration and construction techniques, built at about the same time. They are the Firth of Forth Bridge, near Edinburgh, Scotland, the Quebec Bridge, near Quebec City, Canada, and the Queensboro Bridge in New York City. Each location represents different challenges and engineering requirements. The work season is different, for example, in each place. Snow and wind loads are also different, though all three locations have wind loads that exceed 50 miles per hour. Traffic volume and type varies, with the Firth of Forth Bridge carrying 180 trains a day, which interferes with construction work. Access varies, from about 50 minutes to 30 minutes. Labor laws and noise constraints are other considerations. The article provides detailed descriptions of maintenance programs at each site.

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    • Page range: pp 68, 70-75
  • Authors:
    • Rob, R
  • Publication Date: 2005-5


  • English

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: 2 p.
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  • Accession Number: 01001688
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 7 2005 12:00AM