Automated Bridge Anti-icing Systems (FAST)

Original Message: Hi Folks:

Season’s Greetings from NYS!

We have a bridge rehabilitation project in western NYS that is currently being designed. They are considering a FAST (Fixed Automated Spray Technology) system for the structure.

In NYS, we only have a couple systems that seem to work adequately, but have had some problems.

We would like to know about any experiences your states have had in regard to these systems, such as:


Is there sufficient benefit for the investment?

How well do the systems perform..good and bad?

Are there any particular options or vendors to avoid?

etc., etc., etc.

Thanks for your help, and I hope you have a wonderful Holiday Season!


Michael H. Lashmet II, P.E.
Snow and Ice Program Engineer
Office of Transportation Maintenance
50 Wolf Road, POD 5-1
Albany NY 12232
518.457.5796 (office)
518.457.4203 (fax)