The Beautiful Skydance Bridge Glows With Its Lumiflon FEVE Coating

Bridges, Design, Oklahoma City, Industrial Coatings, Tnemec, City Sentinel
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.

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

Industrial Coatings, Lumiflon FEVE, Fluoropolymer, Bridges, Coatings
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....

Lumiflon FEVE Resins Featured On The Blue Bridge

Blue Bridge, Grand Rapids, Tnemec Fluoronar, FEVE Resin, Lumiflon
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 Fluoron...

The Story of Hell Gate Bridge And Its Faded Coating

HELL GATE BRIDGE PHOTO BY WIRED NEW YORK
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.

LUMIFLON Coatings Dominate The International Bridge Market

LUMIFLON FEVE Resin, Kiyosu Bridge
Advanced coating technologies have been initiated to find low maintenance solutions for bridges that eliminate the need to repaint. Bridges are especially vulnerable to severe weathering and therefore environmental degradation. Dependent on geographic location, they are exposed to UV radiation, substantial temperature fluctuations, wind, and salt water.