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RE: Wood Bridge

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If "Decon" means "decontamination", sounds like a good idea to me to prevent
the wood from absorbing whatever hazardous material is present.  Your best
approach, IMHO, is to present the Contractor's proposal to the Navy and let
them decide if the extra cost is worth it.

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> From: 	shahn(--nospam--at)S6.hninc.com[SMTP:shahn(--nospam--at)S6.hninc.com]
> Sent: 	Wednesday, September 09, 1998 8:44 AM
> To: 	seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org
> Subject: 	Wood Bridge
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> We have designed a wood bridge for the navy project in San Diego. The   
> bridge plan dimensions are 16 feet by 40 feet. The bridge is called Decon
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> Bridge for washdown of the various trucks. The drawings indicate that all
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> wood shall be pressure treated. The contractor is suggesting that the   
> lumber should be sealed or painted before erection, and asking for the   
> additional cost to the project.The bridge framing consists of wood beams
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> (6x14) and decking (4x14) supported by concrete piers. Any comments will
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> be appreciated.
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> Nutan S.   
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