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Historic Bridge Rehabilitation Project Complete

The East Clinton Street Bridge, located in Binghamton, New York, is an open-spandrel arch bridge constructed in 1936 and is one of the oldest bridges in the city. The bridge’s $1.9 million rehabilitation project included the restoration of the bridge’s existing decorative exterior lanterns.

Years of weather exposure and vandalism had deteriorated the existing finish. Grand Light artisans disassembled each lantern, removed all acrylic panels, and made any necessary mechanical and structural repair. The existing lighting reflectors were carefully hand cleaned and reused to maintain horizontal positioning.

The surface of the lanterns were media blasted to remove all existing finish and foreign material in preparation for an application of a zinc rich epoxy primer and a Sherwin Williams Powdura 4000 Polyester durable powder coat satin black finish.

Custom curved acrylic panels were cut and bent to replace all existing, missing, or damaged panels. A Mogul Base 120 watt, 4000K LED with Type 3 distribution was installed with the addition of custom stability brackets. All wiring was replaced with UL listed components and HIPOT tested in accordance with UL standard 1598.

The restored lanterns installed along the arch columns of the renovated bridge.

For more information regarding the East Clinton Street Bridge project, you may review the Lighting Restoration Project Homepage.

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