Do You Know How Bridges Are Painted?

Do You Know How Bridges Are Painted?

This bridge in Novosibirsk across the Ob river joins two subway stations. Today we’ll see the process of its repairing.

Do You Know How Bridges Are Painted?

Total length of the bridge is 2 145 km. It was put into operation in 1986 and had to be coated with paint every 7 years to prevent corrosion.

Do You Know How Bridges Are Painted?

The third complete painting procedure began on August 3, 2011. Before that the bridge was painted in 1992 and 1999.

Do You Know How Bridges Are Painted?

First of all, it was necessary to remove old paint and apply primer.

Do You Know How Bridges Are Painted?

40 people participated in the process, 4 of them represented technical inspection.

Do You Know How Bridges Are Painted?

18 tones of paint were taken up to the bridge with the help of an autocrane.

Do You Know How Bridges Are Painted?

Applying primer.

Do You Know How Bridges Are Painted?

They use special project paint of light-gray color. It is used to cover railway wagons, bridges and other metal constructions exploited in the atmospheric conditions of different climatic regions.

Do You Know How Bridges Are Painted?

he paint can resist temperatures ranging from -50C to +60C.

Do You Know How Bridges Are Painted?

Do You Know How Bridges Are Painted?

Lateral surface.

Do You Know How Bridges Are Painted?

Do You Know How Bridges Are Painted?

Do You Know How Bridges Are Painted?

Open windows enable good ventilation.

Do You Know How Bridges Are Painted?

Do You Know How Bridges Are Painted?

Do You Know How Bridges Are Painted?

Do You Know How Bridges Are Painted?

It’s now turn of climbers.

Do You Know How Bridges Are Painted?

Simultaneous to painting they eliminate welds and cracks.

Do You Know How Bridges Are Painted?

Do You Know How Bridges Are Painted?

Do You Know How Bridges Are Painted?

Painting with waterproof compound.

Do You Know How Bridges Are Painted?

Do You Know How Bridges Are Painted?

Do You Know How Bridges Are Painted?

External painting is followed by internal one.

Do You Know How Bridges Are Painted?

Internal painting is carried out at night when there are no trains.

Do You Know How Bridges Are Painted?

Do You Know How Bridges Are Painted?

Do You Know How Bridges Are Painted?

Do You Know How Bridges Are Painted?

The surface is mechanically freed from metal after which primer is applied.

Do You Know How Bridges Are Painted?

It takes 3 hours to paint and carry out preliminary works at night.

Do You Know How Bridges Are Painted?

Do You Know How Bridges Are Painted?

Do You Know How Bridges Are Painted?

Several views of the bridge.

Do You Know How Bridges Are Painted?

Fishing.

Do You Know How Bridges Are Painted?

Location: Novosibirsk

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7 thoughts on “Do You Know How Bridges Are Painted?”

  1. These guys should all be wearing respirators and goggles. Also, Why is the subway bridge enclosed? Adds to the cost of construction.

  2. Why are the bridge trusses out of plumb? Was the bridge designed this way, or is it simply a matter of sub-par Soviet era construction?

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