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Bridge Painting

Episode DPEX-101

Jason Cameron joins a crew tackling the largest bridge painting project ever undertaken in the US. Manhattan's Queensboro Bridge hasn't been stripped and painted for 100 years. Just getting to the worksite is treacherous as Jason has to climb over 300 feet of rusted bridge lattices, scaffolds, and ladders. Perched atop the bridge with barely a safety line, Jason must carefully paint the bridge's upper trusses using a roller and brush without dripping paint on the traffic below. He also steps up to a high powered spray gun after being warned by the crew that the instrument is like a "loaded weapon" and "will hurt you". Finally, Jason dons a full haz-mat suit and enters a tent to blast toxic lead paint and rust using a massive sand blaster.


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