Earthquake Proof Pendulum Bearings for the Taro-Bridge
Munich. For a new highway bridge near Parma, MAURER developed a tailor made concept of pendulum bearings, lead rubber bearings and modular expansion joints. The bearings transfer enormous vertical loads of up to 4,000 t, facilitate horizontal displacements in all directions, dissipate energies caused by earthquake and center the bridge after a seismic event. Even after a seismic event the bearings and expansion joints remain fully functional.