SR 836 Over Miami River Hazardous Paint Removal
As the agent for MDX, Bolton Perez & Associates (BPA) provided Construction Engineering and Inspection (CE&I) for hazardous paint removal and painting of SR 836 Bridge (Northbound and Southbound) over the Miami River. In addition, CE&I support staff provided project administration and technical support through-out this six-month long project. BPA performed quality assurance (QA) of all operations including hazardous waste handling, containment system efficiency, surface preparation of steel and paint application. As part of the paint removal and coating application, the project included extensive concrete restoration of the bridge piers and caps. Class V coating was also applied to the water-cleaned concrete surfaces after completion of the concrete restoration. Overall, the project was extremely challenging due to the hazardous paint removed with close proximity to Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami/Dade County Courthouse and the environmentally sensitive Miami River. BPA worked diligently with the SSPC Certified Contractor to provide an on-schedule, high quality project with minimal impact to the public and ecological surroundings. The new three coat (zinc-epoxy-urethane) paint system on the steel superstructure and Class V-coated concrete substructure will be enjoyed by residents and visitors for years to come.