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Florida Drawbridge Built with TEX•COTE Products Withstands Hurricane Irma’s Wrath


The 17th Street Causeway Bridge in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – coated with products developed by in-state-based TEX•COTE – withstood the intense winds and rain brought on by Hurricane Irma despite the damage the massive hurricane caused to scores of other structures statewide.
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.