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Weldable primer gives New York bridge longevity Weldable primer gives New York bridge longevity

Opened on July 11, 1936, at a cost of $60 million, New York City's Triborough Bridge carried approximately 30,000 vehicles per day between Queens, Manhattan, and the Bronx during its first year of operation. Today the bridge—actually a complex of three long-span bridges and related facilities—carries 200,000 vehicles a day on eight lanes of traffic. To maintain this critical link in New York's transportation system, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's bridges and tunnels division began in 1997 a multi-year, $550 million program to renovate the bridge. Read more

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