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Q1) Upon site visit to the bridges in noted on Plan sheet 1 Title and Location Map. The San Benito River Bridge # 43-0004L/R SBt 101 PM 5.2 Is and all concrete structure. There seems to be no painting work to be performed on those bridges. A few Miles North on 101 Is the Pajaro River Bridge no. 37-07. This bridge is constructed with structural steel beams, braces, appurtences. Is this the bridge that we are actually supposed to bid on.
A1) The San Benito River Bridge has both structural steel and concrete spans. Spans 2, 3, and 4 are structural steel spans and are the spans needing to be painted in this contract. The Pajara River Bridge is Bridge No. 43-0013 located on Hwy 129 at PM 0.0 which is shown on the Title Plan Sheet and noted in the special provisions.
Q2) Do all steel surfaces of brigde paint or just at spans 2,3 & 4?
A2) Spans 2, 3, & 4 are the only spans with structural steel that needs to be painted.
Q3) is the approximate sqft. of 33,182 list in the special provisions to be used as a guideline for bid item 6 & 7 clean and paint.
A3) Correct, the approximate area of 33,182 SQFT shown in the special provisions can be used as a guideline. As-Built plans can be used to verify the areas in question.