MnDOT’s Approach to Improving Bridge Maintenance Painting Operations

From JPCL, January 2016

By Sarah K. Sondag, P.E., Senior Engineer, Minnesota Department of Transportation, and Richard A. Burgess, PCS, Senior Coatings Consultant, KTA-Tator, Inc.

In 2013, MnDOT concluded that it needed a more uniform method to rate the condition of coatings statewide during the biennial bridge safety inspections and a process to select and prioritize maintenance painting strategies. This article describes outcomes of the objectives undertaken and MnDOT’s novel approach to improving statewide bridge maintenance painting operations....


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Tagged categories: Bridges; Coating selection; Condition assessment; Department of Transportation (DOT); Maintenance coating work; Maintenance programs; Paint Removal; Program/Project Management; Recoating; Roads/Highways; Spot repair

Comment from Sukhmander Singh, (2/8/2016, 1:11 AM)

Why is Cold Galvanizing not considered as a preferred surface coating for Steel Bridges?


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