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Re: Bridge Bearing Pads

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Depending upon your loads, you may be able to use HDPE for the sliding

David Finley, P.E.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ed Fasula <tibbits2(--nospam--at)>
To: seaint(--nospam--at) <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Date: Wednesday, August 11, 1999 5:48 PM
Subject: Bridge Bearing Pads

>I have heard that neoprene or Teflon bearing pads are often used for a
>"roller" support.  I contacted JVI who sells structural bearing pads, and
>their representative was talking about stainless with a mirror finish - not
>exactly what I need.
>I have seen just a sliding steel-on-steel plate used before.  Does anyone
>have a source of something in the middle ground here?  This is a 10' x 100'
>steel bridge with 9" x 12" bearing at (4) points.
>Ed Fasula