bridge bearing

bridge bearing

[′brij ‚ber·iŋ]
(civil engineering)
The support at a bridge pier carrying the weight of the bridge; may be fixed or seated on expansion rollers.
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Dynamic testing is performed on an array of rubber articles, including belts, biomedical components, bridge bearing pads, dynamic seals, engine mounts, exhaust hangers, shot mounts, tires, vibration isolators, etc.
A bridge bearing, in simple words, can be described as the support below the superstructure at a bridge pier which carries the whole weight of the bridge upon it.
Painting projects and bridge bearing and rocker link repairs are slated for this year.
The bridge bearing was also inspected and passed without showing signs of damage as well as the bridge columns and barriers where it was determined as normal.
The test pieces consist of the cable model, bridge bearing device, and tower counter force frame; incentive system is realized by vertical excitation on bridge deck bearing from actuator which is controlled by MTS electrohydraulic servo testing system; the test system is composed of a force sensor, acceleration sensor, and corresponding acquisition instrument; and analysis system is composed of Beijing spectrum dynamic strain data collection instrument and laptop.
CROSSING: The Flame on the Runcorn Bridge BEARING UP: Liverpool taxi driver Bernie Buxton, 67, carrying the Olympic torch through Ormskirk today Picture: ANDREW TEEBAY
Other projects it carried out were bridge bearing pads for Al Sowwah Island project, Abu Dhabi; conveying systems for Western Bainoona crushers, Ras Al Khaimah, and a cement factory in Oman.
Moreover, the bearing spans, expressed as the inclination of the capacity curve in the capacity spectrum, proved that the seismic isolation bearings contributed to the lengthening of the bridge bearing span, when compared to that before the retrofit (non-seismic POT bearings).
Near a strip of bars, a sheet hung from a bridge bearing the words, 'England fans behave in a civilised way or go home'.
Follow the leaping salmon waymarks and look out for the spectacular Pen-ddol Rocks after passing under a bridge bearing the railway and before reaching the footbridge over the Irfon to retrace your steps into Builth Wells.
A FORMER government minister is to be honoured today with the opening of a new bridge bearing his name.
Turn right over a stile and keep by the Severn to pass under the bridge bearing Birmingham's water supply.