This document specifies general rules for design, manufacturing, protection, transport, storage, installation, and inspection of structural bearings for use in bridges and other structures, e.g. buildings.
This document does not give rules for:
- bearings subjected to uplift forces;
- bearings for the specific moving function of moveable bridges (for example bascule bridges, lift bridges, etc.);
- concrete hinges;
- levelling pads.
It can be used for guidance in the case of temporary bearings and the principles can be applied to the design and manufacture of other types of structural bearings not included in this European Standard.
If bearings are used as or as part of anti-seismic devices with the aim of modifying the dynamic response of the structure, EN 15129 also applies.
This document will be used in conjunction with the other relevant parts of the prEN 1337 series.