Disktron Bearings used on Innovative U-Girder Bridge
Design Build Team: Summit Engineering Group and Sema Construction
Bearings: RJ Watson Inc.
November 28, 2018
RJ Watson, Inc. supplied 10 Disktron Bearings to aid in the construction of the I-95 and JT Butler Blvd. interchange in Jacksonville, FL. The largest structure, the Flyover 1 bridge, is being recognized for the successful implementation of a new spliced U-girder technology. The Flyover 1 bridge is a seven-span, 1342-ft precast concrete structure sitting on RJ Watson bearings with vertical service loads ranging from 556 kips to 2438 kips, longitudinal displacements ranging from 7.25” to 12.25”, transverse displacements ranging from 0.125” to 2.00”, and a design rotation of 0.02 radians.
RJ Watson, Inc. is a diversified design and manufacturing company that combines the power of innovation with engineering and fabrication to constantly improve what is essential to meet the demanding needs of the heavy construction industry.