“The Case of … One Too Many Choices,” by Eric S. Kline and Richard A. Burgess, January 2012: This is the story of a steel bridge in the northeastern U.S., but it could be true of a bridge anywhere in the U.S. The structure, although nearly 50 years old, was sturdy and still within its design life. The State Department of Transportation (DOT) District maintenance engineers, during review and planning, determined there was no need to consider demolition and replacement of the bridge. However, it was determined that a deck overlay replacement should be part of the bridge deck maintenance program. The DOT wanted to address the paint system as part of the same contract letting………..read more.