Steel Bridge Bearing Design and Detailing Guidelines

The purpose of this guide is to present steel bridge bearing details that are cost effective, functional, and durable. Three major types of bridge bearings are presented. 1. Elastomeric bearings - the details are for steel reinforced elastomeric pads; however, much of the content is directly applicable to fiberglass reinforced, plain, and cotton duck pads as well. 2. High Load Multi-Rotational bearings (HLMR) - the details include pot, disc, and spherical bearings. 3. Steel bearings - the details are primarily used for fixed bearing lines. These bearing categories are sufficient to cover the vast majority of structures in the national bridge inventory. Special bridges may require different bearings. This guide is not intended as a stand-alone document and does not supersede the AASHTO specifications.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 48p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01000423
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 10560513101
  • Report/Paper Numbers: AASHTO Document No. SBB-1, G 9.1 - 2004
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 17 2005 12:31PM