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IUPAT Bridge Painters Featured in Documentary
The new documentary “Bridge Brothers” explores the lives of International Union of Painters and Allied Trades industrial bridge painters at work on two of Philadelphia’s most important bridges.
Risk and danger define their 12-hour days as they sandblast through layers of hazardous coatings and damaging corrosion to repaint these massive structures.
These crews are filled with grit and a wild sense of humor. As they preserve America’s bridges they also battle Mother Nature – and each other – racing against the clock to get work done under the exacting eye of their foreman and company bosses.
They are also forced to confront the personal toll of this work on their family life back home – whether home is New Jersey or Florida; Brazil or Greece. They may not be related by blood but they are brothers nonetheless. Bridge Brothers.
Here’s what people are saying about the documentary:
Melissa P. “This documentary gave me chills to see how men & women literally risk their lives climbing these bridges high above the ground to paint them, etc. I highly recommend the documentary “Bridge Brothers” which can be rented or purchased on Amazon!!!!!! A powerful portrayal of what families have to go through every day to support their loved ones. Damon, is one of the featured “Bridge Brothers” and does a great job demonstrating the risks he must take daily on his job site. While this documentary focuses on the painters of the Philadelphia area bridges, it gave me new respect of the hard work that goes behind crossing over a bridge.”
Jill N. “Just watched the other night! It was great. Recommend everyone take a watch.”
Janelle F. “I bought it. So worth the money on Amazon. It was funny and really interesting I thought.”
Frank M. “Awesome work! This is what America is all about. Great stuff! People like this keep America running. You did a great job. A+”
Gregg N. “It is the only movie I have every seen that shows how hard construction work really is, we need more of these on the other trades to show why the trades get paid what seems to be a lot, but really isn’t given the hard and dangerous work that most of them perform.”