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Restoring a Skyway Bridge

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) recently restored a skyway bridge in Minnesota. TMI has significant experience with restoring urban skyway bridges throughout the United States.

Skyway bridges provide convenience and safety that crosswalks simply do not. In some cases, they can even provide beauty for a community. Over time, deterioration sets in on these bridges causing corrosion, and aesthetically the bridges require repainting over time. Another skyway bridge restoration project completed on time and safely.

Procedure:

  • TMI secured and set all barriers, traffic cones, and cautionary signs around the work area. Placed protective covers over nearby cars, cameras, and parking meters to prevent overspray. Erected scaffolding to allow pedestrians to safely walk through.
  • High pressure washed the skyway bridge to remove all loose and flaking paint. Cleaned all debris daily.
  • All corroded areas were cleaned to SSPC-SP2/3 using hand and power tools.
  • Primed all surfaces with rust-inhibitive epoxy coating.
  • Applied one coat of Tnemec polyurethane paint to all metal surfaces.

Outcome:

Safety is our number one priority. Before, during, and after a project, our staff takes the necessary precautions to ensure safety to our employees and the public. While restoring, our painters ensure the finest coatings are correctly applied. The epoxy primer applied underneath the topcoat protects the steel by providing a corrosion barrier. This specific coating inhibits the creation of rust on the steel. The final coat of Tnemec polyurethane provides durability and excellent gloss and color retention. Barb Morin, a public official, stated, “It looks great and the bridge inspector also said it looks good.”

With over 35 years of experience, TMI Coatings will have your project completed on time and within budget. Contact us today at 651-452-6100 for your free, no obligation quote.

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