The most commonly used bearings in bridges, STEEL-LAMINATED ELASTOMERIC BEARINGS, are preferred due to their versatility and lack of required maintenance.

 

These pads are manufactured from alternating layers of neoprene or natural rubber and steel sheets and are molded under heat and pressure (vulcanization process) into one unit. During vulcanization, the steel laminates are permanently bonded to the rubber.

Steel Laminated Elastomeric Bearings