Columbus Swing Bridge
Built in 1926 at a cost of $420,000, the Columbus Drive Bridge was granted historic designation in 2006. The 103-foot bobtail swing main span rotates on a turntable and pivot to swing horizontally, parallel with the waterway channel. By rotating 90 degrees, the swing bridge allows tall boats to pass without obstruction. Major work will include a complete blast and paint, replacing the bridge’s mechanical elements and electric control system, roadway and deck grating, as well as structural repairs to the steel and concrete. The bridge tender house will also be renovated.
Bolton Perez & Associates’ scope of services includes inspection of hazardous paint removal, containment and protective coating application. The bridge goes over the Hillsborough River which is the “water supply”, therefore emphasizing the importance of hazardous waste monitoring.