Sauk River Bridge Replacement

Details


Year Galvanized

2008

Sectors

Bridge & Highway
Duplex Systems

Environment

Temperate Marine

Location

Darrington, WA United States

Reasons for Galvanizing

Corrosion Performance


Wes Smith Bridge

wes_smith_bridgeThis 262 ft. (80 m) bridge spans the entire width of the Skykomis River in Index, Wash. Initially specified to have another corrosion prevention system, thanks to the marketing efforts of galvanizers, the specification was changed mid-way through the project. Unfortunately, the entire bridge could not be hot-dip galvanized. The four-corner sections were too large to be dipped, so they were metallized. To redesign the corners and redo the bridge loading and stress was not economically feasible. However, all parts able to be hot-dip galvanized at that point were, including all the reinforcing steel. This area receives a considerable amount of rain, snow, wind, ice, and moisture from the Skykomis River. Snohomish County was looking for the best corrosion prevention system available to withstand all these natural elements; hot-dip galvanizing was the best system. Additionally, galvanizing was able to support these claims with decades of research and documentation.

Details


Year Galvanized

1999

Sectors

Bridge & Highway

Environment

Rural

Location

Index, WA United States

Reasons for Galvanizing

Coating Durability

Components Galvanized

Understrcutre, arch and rebar

Tonnage/Size

Steel: 352
HDG: 352

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