City of St. Paul Skyway Bridge

Have you experienced a polar vortex?  In major cities like St. Paul, Minnesota they have skyway bridges to walk building to building so you don’t have to feel the frigid weather. TMI Coatings has painted more than a dozen skyway bridges beginning with arranging all barriers, traffic cones, warning cautionary signs and flashers. TMI used car covers to cover parked cars and arranged covers for parking meters and cameras to prevent any overspray.  TMI then erected scaffolding over the city hall entrance for pedestrians so they could walk through safely.

TMI first pressure washed the skyway bridge with 4,000 psi pressure washers to remove all loose and flaking paint in accordance with SSPC-SP2/3 Hand/Power Tool Clean.  TMI then applied one full coat of Tnemec epoxy primer to the entire structure to reduce corrosion.  Followed by a topcoat of Tnemec polyurethane coating with gloss and color retention. TMI then re-applied the gold automotive accent stripe where it currently exists on the outer edges of the skyway for aesthetics.  TMI applied all paint by brush and roller to ensure no paint overspray.

Per Barb Morin with the City of St. Paul, “It looks great, everything looks fine. Bridge inspector also said it looked good.”

TMI also painted the RiverCentre skyway bridge over Kellogg Blvd in downtown St. Paul, MN; this skyway bridge crosses a busy 4 lane road from parking lots to the Xcel Energy Center where the Minnesota Wild play hockey.

 

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