The importance of carrying out bearing and expansion joint inspections by proficient and competent engineers who understand their functionality can often be key to maximising a structure’s lifespan and avoiding major, unexpected, emergency repair costs.
USL Ekspan have carried out a number of projects for swing bridges and foot bridges. From design, fabrication of all structural components, to trial erection and final installation. Details of these type of bridge installations can be supplied on request.
USL Ekspan G range of spherical bearings are designed to allow the correct transfer of load whilst allowing rotation about all axis. The bearings are also designed to either allow or restrain translations depending on your requirements. The rotation is accommodated by a convex stainless steel piston mating against a PTFE sheet which sits within the concave bearing base.
Designed in accordance with BS5400