Bergen County Bridge – A Marvel in Hot-dip Galvanization


By Pavan Kaushik 

Breaking through a lush grove of trees to connect the cities of Fairlawn and Patterson, New Jersey, the Bergen County bridge is one of several in the state to utilize hot-dip galvanized steel for corrosion protection.  A natural surface appearance was desired by both communities to help the gently arcing bridge complement and not supersede the surrounding vegetation.

This goal was achieved by incorporating a new truss design to replace the previous view-obscuring plate design, so the public could continue to enjoy the scenic view of the creek flowing through the trees.  In keeping with this natural emphasis, the soft, grey appearance of the zinc coating blends seamlessly into the surrounding environment.

Not only will the galvanized coating provide a pleasing aesthetic, it will also keep the appearance of the bridge unmarred by the unsightly effects of rust and corrosion.  The barrier and cathodic protection developed during the galvanizing process will keep the bridge both structurally sound and free of dripping or streaking rust stains.  All of the trusses, floor beams, flooring, diaphragms, supports, rail, and plates were hot-dip galvanized, ensuring the bridge will remain an attractive, functional addition to the two communities for generations to come.

Hindustan Zinc is India’s only and world’s leading Zinc-Lead-Silver Producer.

(Pavan Kaushik heads Corporate Communications at Hindustan Zinc)

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in the article are solely of the author in personal capacity.

Please follow and like us:



Previous articlePre-New Year, Vedanta re-launches cataract surgery campaign at Lanjigarh
Next articleCSR Partnership Roundtable in Delhi on 5 Jan
India CSR Network
India CSR Network is India's biggest and most trusted news portal in the domain of CSR & Sustainability. India CSR welcomes stories, statements, updates, reports on issues that interest you. Feedback, comments will make it more purposeful and resourceful. It is designed and maintained by India CSR Group. Contents are non-fiction. Though all efforts have been made to verify the accuracy, the same should not be construed as a statement of law or used for any legal purposes. In case of any ambiguity or doubts, readers are advised to verify with the source(s). Statement, articles, views and contributions can be sent to