Steel Bridge Coating Inventory 2021

Kentucky maintains 1,100+ steel bridges. Based on expected coating service lives, maintaining protective coatings on these bridges will require painting at least 50 bridges per year. If bridge maintenance staff are to develop a plan for maintaining bridge protective coatings, KYTC needs an up-to-date inventory of steel bridges which includes coating condition assessments. With the input of district bridge engineers, this project will develop a prioritized inventory of steel bridges. The final list will be submitted for future field assessment. Based on these assessments, maintenance coating schedules and economical bridge coating strategies (e.g., spot/zone painting, overcoating) will be developed. A coatings maintenance plan will include a projected budget which will support requests for bridge maintenance funding.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $50000
    • Contract Numbers:

      SPR 22-614

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

      200 Mero Street
      Frankfort, KY  United States  40622
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Kentucky, Lexington

      Kentucky Transportation Center College of Engineering, 176 Raymond Building
      Lexington, KY  United States  40506-0281
    • Principal Investigators:

      Palle, Sudhir

    • Start Date: 20210701
    • Expected Completion Date: 20220630
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01781447
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: University of Kentucky, Lexington
    • Contract Numbers: SPR 22-614
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Sep 8 2021 11:04AM