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C77 112505 0495-029-407,N501,N502,N503 6/19/2020
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Subject: Modify Existing Expansion Bearings Type: Plan
Question Date: 5/18/2020 2:09:44 PM
Would it be necessary to adjust the position of the existing expansion bearings prior to modifying in order to set them in vertical position? this will require jacking, removing, repositioning and re-welding sole plates with additional costs.  
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Subject: Beams Crack Repair Type A or B Type: Proposal
Question Date: 5/18/2020 1:17:36 PM
Details for Beam Crack Repair Type A or B, Schedule Item 380, shows relocation of connector plates and diaphragms to a location 2' from the existing location where cracks exist. Please inform whether the cost of relocating the diaphragms is incidental to the cost of Item 380 or it is paid under item 130, Structural Steel Rolled Beams.  
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Subject: EXPANSION JOINT Type: Bid Sheet
Question Date: 5/14/2020 10:41:44 AM
FOR SCHEDULE ITEM 290: REPAIR EXPANSION JOINT RECONSTRUCTION, PLEASE CLARIFY THE EXTENT OF THE REPAIR.  
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Question Date: 5/14/2020 10:41:13 AM
5. SCHEDULE ITEM 280 REPAIR ELASTOMERIC EXPANSION DAM 0" - 2" - IT APPEARS THAT EXISTING BRIDGE EXPANSION JOINTS ARE NOT THE SAME JOINTS THAT SHOWN ON 1977 AS BUILT DRAWING. IF THAT IS THE CASE PLEASE PROVIDE EXISTING JOINT DETAIL.  
Answer   Date: 5/18/2020 7:58:32 AM
The as-built plan should reflect the latest details. The details that we provided are generic and may not be exactly the same as shown in the as-built. They should be used as guidance only  
 
Subject: FIXED BEARING Type: Bid Sheet
Question Date: 5/14/2020 10:40:33 AM
4. COULD YOU PLEASE PROVIDE MODIFICATION AND REPAIR DETAILS FOR SCHEDULE ITEM 160 MODIFY EXT. FIXED BEARING AND SCHEDULE ITEM 310 REPAIR MODIFY EXISTING EXPANSION BEARING  
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Subject: BEARING Type: Bid Sheet
Question Date: 5/14/2020 10:39:28 AM
SCHEDULE ITEM 150, REPLACE BEARING - PLEASE CONFIRM THAT THE REPLACING ANCHOR BOLTS ARE INCIDENTAL TO THE ITEM IF NEEDED  
Answer   Date: 5/18/2020 7:59:15 AM
It is not incidental and there is a pay item on anchor bolt replacement in the schedule.  
 
Question Date: 5/14/2020 10:38:52 AM
2.SCHEDULE ITEM 150, REPLACE BEARING - PLEASE CONFIRM THAT THE NEW BEARINGS ARE SAME AS SHOWN ON 1977 AS-BUILT DRAWING WITH THE SAME MATERIAL AND DETAILS. AND PLEASE SPECIFY QUALITY OF FIXED AND EXPANSION BEARINGS, AS THERE IS SUBSTANTIAL PRICE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO KIND.  
Answer   Date: 5/18/2020 7:59:52 AM
Detail for “Modify Existing Expansion Bearing” has been updated to match existing conditions. For structure 2117 about 10 are fix bearing replacement and 10 are expansion bearing replacement. For structure 2118 about 26 are fix bearing replacement and 39 are expansion bearing replacement. For structure 2119, about 10 are fix bearing replacement and 10 are expansion bearing replacement.  
 
Subject: ANCHOR BOLT Type: Bid Sheet
Question Date: 5/14/2020 10:38:10 AM
1.SCHEDULE ITEM 140, REPLACE ANCHOR BOLT - PLEASE CONFIRM THAT JACKING AND BLOCKING ARE INCIDENTAL TO THIS PAY ITEM IF IT IS NEEDED.  
Answer   Date: 5/18/2020 8:00:16 AM
It is not incidental and there is a pay item on jacking and blocking in the schedule.  
 
Subject: Asbestos Report Type: Proposal
Question Date: 5/7/2020 3:55:20 PM
Section 1.0 Introduction to asbestos reports for Bridges 2117 & 2118 describe the bridges consisting of prestressed concrete beams with concrete/asphalt deck. Photos in the same reports, As-Built Drawings, and site inspection all point to superstructure consisting of steel beams with concrete/asphalt deck. Please clarify whether this is a typo in the report or it refers to a different structure.  
Answer   Date: 5/13/2020 10:07:02 AM
This is a typo in the introduction, the bridge is a steel beam bridge.  
 
Subject: Jacking and Blocking Type: Proposal
Question Date: 4/28/2020 10:20:06 AM
In the Schedule of Items the quantities for Items No. 150 Replace Bearings, and 260 Jacking and Blocking, are the same. Items No.160 Modify Existing Fixed Bearings, and 310 Modify Existing Expansion Bearings will also require jacking and blocking. Please inform whether Jacking and blocking for these two items will be paid under Item No. 260 or it should be included in the price of items.  
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Question Date: 5/14/2020 8:31:21 AM
Please provide a clear jacking system capacity in lieu of requiring a bridge load rating analysis while jacked. Bridge load rating is the business of the DOT and its Consultants and should not be tasked on the Contractors. There are no clear guidelines or examples of what exactly this scope entails, what are the review and approval times?  
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Question Date: 5/14/2020 8:24:11 AM
Are the existing end diaphragms sufficient to execute the Bridge Jacking & Blocking or the Contractor shall anticipate using ground mounted support towers?  
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Question Date: 5/14/2020 8:22:27 AM
Please provide Jacking & Blocking loads for our design assumptions as required in Chapter#28 of the Virginia Road and Bridge Manual  
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Subject: Joint and Bearing Details Type: Proposal
Question Date: 4/28/2020 9:47:48 AM
Special Provisions refer to certain details for reconstruction of armor joints and bearings in the proposal package. No such details could be found therein. Please provide details for these two items.  
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Question Date: 5/14/2020 8:21:01 AM
Please provide details for the Bearing Modification and clarify if Jacking & Blocking is necessary for that scope.  
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Subject: Type: Proposal
Question Date: 4/23/2020 12:45:45 PM
The Schedule of Items includes two lump sum pay items for asbestos removal on Structures 2117 and 2118. Normally asbestos removal item is included whenever there is an asbestos inspection report (Special Provisions Page 90, Measurement and Payment.) Please provide asbestos inspection reports for these two structures to assist contractor in pricing.  
Answer   Date: 4/28/2020 3:07:16 PM
The reports have been posted to ProjectWise.  
 
Question Date: 4/23/2020 11:28:21 AM
On Page 190(3) there is a chart showing joint closure for the three structures listed. We do not find a pay item in the Schedule of Items for this work. Please inform how joint closure is paid? is it included in the item for Patching Type C?  
Answer   Date: 4/28/2020 11:41:05 AM
Patching Typc C covers it.  
 
Question Date: 4/23/2020 11:20:25 AM
Special Provisions states that the contract is not restricted to the three bridges listed in the proposal package. The schedule of items includes mobilizations for the three listed structures. if the Engineer directs the contractor to perform work on other structures how would the additional mobilization be paid?  
Answer   Date: 4/28/2020 11:41:31 AM
The mobilization for other structure will be paid. The contractor will need to propose reasonable cost and the department will review and approve/disapprove before the task order is issued.  
 

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