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 J range of roller bearings are designed to allow movement whilst not inducing any significant friction into a structure. The roller itself is produced in a corrosion resistant material which is precision machined to ensure the correct finish is maintained. These can either be left exposed or encapsulated into a grease box to enable correct bearing functionality over a long duration. Roller bearings are no longer commonly found on many new build structures, however there are still a significant number of these bearings installed in current bridge stocks around the world. If you have a requirement for a roller bearing then please contact us with the relevant details so a bespoke solution can be provided.