Rehabilitating the Walt Whitman Suspension Bridge: A Massive Feat in Engineering and Coordination

Sept. 20, 2021

Restoration of the Walt Whitman Suspension Bridge was a massive project that faced logistical, engineering, and coating challenges. Applicators had to work around automobile traffic; create a containment system; build access platforms; raise scaffolding to 378 ft; and coat steel surfaces in all weather, including the colder winter months. Over 918 days, the crew blasted and prepped surfaces, and applied a Sherwin-Williams primer, intermediate coat and topcoat, ensuring the preservation of this historic bridge.

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