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Lumiflon FEVE Resins Used On Vibrant Red Bridge

After almost 70 years of service, the original Topeka Boulevard Bridge connecting North and South Topeka was badly deteriorated. The bridge was rebuilt from 2006 to 2008, with the addition of guarded walkways and aesthetic amenities. The project’s engineer contacted Tnemec’s coatings consultant, Rick Penner, for a high performance red coating that would not fade to pink like other coatings systems. Tnemec’s Series 1071 Fluoronar with Lumiflon FEVE resin technology was chosen for the bridge’s coating system for its long lasting color retention, ease of application and durability. Continue reading Read More

The Beautiful Skydance Bridge Glows With Its Lumiflon FEVE Coating

In a revitalization program of Oklahoma City, Mayor Mick Cornett would enlist civil engineers from all over the country in order to create an iconic footbridge that would span across Interstate 40. His vision for a bridge that reflects the city’s eccentricity and bright future was transposed into a beautiful tubular steel bridge. The 197-foot tall steel bird structure at one end is based on Oklahoma’s state bird, the scissor tailed flycatcher. The Skydance Bridge’s aesthetic is complemented with the use of Tnemec’s high-performance Series 1071 Fluoronar industrial coating with Lumiflon FEVE resin with unparalleled durability and resistance against outdoor exposure. Continue reading Read More

Recoating The I-65 Arch Bridge With A Lumiflon FEVE Coating

The I-65 arch bridge in Columbus, Indiana was in need of repainting due to fading and delaminating of its original coating. Consequently, the structural steel was showing spot rust. Indiana Department of Transportation requested for a coating that would provide maximum color and gloss retention, which they found in Carboline’s Carboxane 950 Satin finish with Lumiflon FEVE resin technology. The surfaces of the arch bridge were water blasted and power …Read More

Lumiflon FEVE Resins Featured On The Blue Bridge

The city of Grand Rapids is home to most of the metal truss bridges in Michigan. Above the Grand River sits the famous “Blue Bridge,” which connects downtown with local museums and Grand Valley State University. Formerly a double railroad bridge, the Blue Bridge was converted to a footbridge to encourage non-motorized traffic. The Blue Bridge was repainted in 2013 containing Tnemec’s Fluoronar coating using Lumiflon FEVE resin.    Since …Read More

The Story of Hell Gate Bridge And Its Faded Coating

In the early 1990’s, the bridge was completely recoated for the first time in over 80 years using $55 million appropriated by Congress. The color selected for the topcoat was known as “Hell Gate Red” a deep natural red. The coating was a 4-coat system, two of epoxy, a pigmented polyurethane coat, and a clear topcoat designed to preserve the red color of the bridge. Unfortunately, the bridge began to change color even before the repainting was completed. Continue reading Read More