Providence enjoys many trusted relationships with bridge painting contractors nation-wide. In order for them to do what they do, they need to have assemblies that can be attached to the existing structure of bridges and tanks. These enclosure assemblies give the workers a safe platform from which to work and provide for containment protecting the environment from the workers process. Providence can analyze the existing structure for the construction loads, collaborate with the painting sub-contractor concerning the specific means and methods approach that will work best with their process and the existing structure as well as design the final platform and containment assembly.

Providence has two C-3 Certified engineers that are routinely engaged in the more complex aspects of containment design as well as a support staff of PE’s and EIT’s ready to assist as necessary. Additionally, one of Providence’s engineers maintains a commercial pilot’s license with an IFR rating allowing for quick, efficient access to the various bridge locations.

"Champion Painting was awarded the contract for Surface Preparation and Coating Application of the Tribeca Pedestrian Bridge, which spans the West Side Highway at Chambers Street in one of the busiest areas of NYC. We knew that this would be a challenging project in all aspects, from protection of traffic and the travelling public to performing the coating application during the coldest months of the year. Champion Painting had utilized the services of Providence Engineering, and specifically Patti Seitz on numerous other projects. For this project, Patti’s design took into account all requirements and criteria. Once the design phase was complete, and while maintaining constant communication with Champion Painting, Patti worked very closely with our steel fabrication shop during the entire process, fielding and answering all questions from the fabricator. As they say, “the proof is in the pudding”, and this turned out to be the perfect dish. This is probably the first job where everything on the drawings matched up perfectly with everything in the field. From the intricate steel cable system to the fabricated outrigger system, a very difficult project was made less so, largely to a design that took into account all of our needs. Great job Patti, and Providence Engineering."

Declan Farrington
Champion Painting

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