Paints & coatings
Balfour Beatty wins US$145 million restoration contract
Network Rail has awarded Balfour Beatty a contract to complete the remaining restoration and painting of the Forth Bridge. The contract is set to mark the end of the oft-repeated story that painting of the iconic rail bridge is never ending, starting again from the beginning as soon as the work is complete.
Wrap up well
Over the years, cable supports for long-span bridge structures have been protected from corrosion by a variety of systems. Some of the more common systems include lead-based paints, galvanising, polyethylene coatings, polyvinyl fluoride tapes, and filled or unfilled polyethylene pipes. But still there have been reports of cable corrosion on a number of bridges around the world including several cable-stayed structures which have been open for less than 20 years - some as little as two or three y