Hurricane wind speeds reached 85 mph and sustained for 8-10 hours in Fort Lauderdale where the 17th Street Causeway Bridge is located, but the hurricane did not damage the TEX•COTE coatings on the bridge, said Jay A. Haines, president and CEO of Textured Coatings of America, Inc.
TEX•COTE is a manufacturer of highway and bridge coatings and offers a complete line of decorative and protective high-build architectural coatings for commercial, industrial, transportation and residential uses.
The drawbridge was built in March of 2001 using TEX•COTE XL-70 W BRIDGE COTE and opened in 2002. The bridge was recoated in 2014 using TEX•COTE 300 BRIDGE COTE.
The bridge stands 65 feet above the Intracoastal Waterway and has a protected walkway.
Photo courtesy TEX•COTE