Athens, PA United States | 1973
Although over 40 tons of hot dip galvanized open floor deck grating was used on the bridge, an ultimately covered by cedar planking, the focus of the bridge is the 25 tons of duplex coated railing. Previous positive results from the duplex coated Strawberry Mansion bridge made specifying of a galvanized and powder coated Germantown bridge easy.
Quality control and inspection were superior and the final product is in-place for appreciation by all.
With significant involvement of the surrounding Chestnut Hill community and the requirement for a long-lasting and aesthetically appealing bridge, a duplex bridge was the ultimate choice. The expectation for corrosion-free performance is high from the community and for the city of Philadelphia.
For a bridge with extreme public visibility, the galvanizer and fabricator worked tirelessly to ensure a fabricated handrail best suited for galvanizing, for any imperfection in the handrail welds, bends, etc. would be magnified by the zinc coating of hot-dip galvanizing and further highlighted by the powder coating applied over the zinc. Quality control and inspection was superior and the final product is in-place for appreciation by all of the taxpayers of Philadelphia.
Bridge & Highway
Philadelphia, PA United States
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