Aut cum scuto aut in scuto
You wonder is he going or is he coming?
Doesn't matter, when he gets to the other side he just turns around and paints all the way back, never ending job. Has a nice view much of the time.
A few years back the Houston Post ran a story celebrating the retirement of a highway engineering supervisor that spent his entire career working on I-10 within the city limits.
A brush? For $50 bucks at Amazon he can get a Ginour 600W Hvlp Spray Gun to save time and effort.
I wish he'd hurry up and turn around...the rust on the towers has looked terrible over the past couple of years. You know it's bad when the tourists remark upon it...
Couldn’t do it... no amount of money... the picture alone make my knees turn to rubber.
Wonder how many tons of paint are on that bridge?
I would rough estimate about 130 tons of paint based on a 3 coat system which is in use today.
Lead paint for sure .
Absolutely. At that time, it was all lead based paint. And they put lots of it on as well.I have spent the last 40 odd years removing that lead paint.
I've heard it said that it takes a year to paint from end to end. The process is repeated yearly
Then there's the story of the new breed of sea gulls that turned up one day with what were described as orange caps on their heads.....seems one of the painters would snare sea gulls on his lunch break, and paint the top of their heads and set 'em free....after a while enough were seen that it caused a bit of a stir....
readthat they were replacing original rivits with high strength bolts to get an earthquake upgrade. Did that contibute to the "uglies"?
When I live out there in the late 70s, some saboteur shinnied up there and trashed the filter of the red navigation lights. It got fixed in about 24 hours.