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Coating Adds Sparkle to New Bridge

An award-winning bridge which spans an historic canal in Canada has been protected with Akzo Nobel protective coatings.

An award-winning bridge which spans the historic Lachine Canal in Canada has been protected with Akzo Nobel protective coatings.

The new Monk Bridge—located on Monk Boulevard in Montreal—is the first such structure in the country to be coated with Interthane® 990 Sparkle aluminum, and it was the actual architect who chose the product.

“The office of the architect who designed the Monk Bridge overlooks a steel structure coated with Interthane 990 Sparkle aluminum,” explained Gino Scaringi, PC sales manager at International Paint Canada.

“The architect liked the aesthetic look of this structure so much that he decided to specify the same finish for the Monk Bridge, making it the first bridge in Canada to be coated with this new polyurethane metallic finish.”

More than 8,000 liters of paint—including Interzinc® 22 and Intergard® 475HS—was used on the bridge, which was awarded the prestigious Industrial Structure of the Year Award 2002 by the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction.

(Released: August 15, 2003)

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