RJ Watson designs, manufactures and tests structural bearing devices for bridges and other civil engineering structures in both seismic and non-seismic applications

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Disktron Bearings

Disktron Bearings have rotational capabilities in both the longitudinal and transverse directions.

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EQS Bearings

RJ Watson EradiQuake Seismic Isolation Bridge Bearings are designed to minimize forces and displacements experienced by structures during an earthquake.

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POD Bearings

Using Disktron Bearing System technology, the POD bearing design incorporates tighter tolerance design parameters to handle the higher braking and traction loads seen in high speed rail applications.

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Uplift Bearings

The uplift bearing can be designed to provide the vertical restraint required for your application.

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Spherical Bearings

RJW Spherical Bearings are used to accommodate thermal, seismic and mechanical expansion and contraction.

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RJ Watson Disktron Bearings were in installed on the prestigious Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge

RJ Watson provides at no cost or obligation engineering proposal on any project where you are interested in evaluating the benefits of the RJ Watson product line

No Cost/No Obligation Estimates

Our staff of experienced engineers will assist you with your proposals and will work within your tight time constraints.

RJ Watson’s in house operations include a fabrication shop with overhead cranes, heavy lifting capacities, certified welders, weld positioners, media blasting, machine shop and state of the art testing facility.

RJ Watson is located outside of Buffalo, NY and  has a state of the art 70,000 square foot facility for engineering, fabrication and manufacturing of bearings, joints and other structural devices

Project Updates

20 R.J. Watson Disktron Bearings Installed on the Pulaski Skyway in New Jersey

20 R.J. Watson Disktron Bearings Installed on the Pulaski Skyway in New Jersey

18 R.J. Watson Disktron Bearings Installed on the I-10/Loyola Interchange in Louisiana

18 R.J. Watson Disktron Bearings Installed on the I-10/Loyola Interchange in Louisiana

Over 1400 R.J. Watson Disktron Bearings Installed on LaGuardia Airport’s new outer roadway network

Over 1400 R.J. Watson Disktron Bearings Installed on LaGuardia Airport’s new outer roadway network

28 R.J. Watson Disc Bearings Installed on BNSF Bridge #31

28 R.J. Watson Disc Bearings Installed on BNSF Bridge #31

Wellsburg Bridge Floated Into Place on the Ohio River

Wellsburg Bridge Floated Into Place on the Ohio River

I-495 Ramp and Mainline Structure over Patterson Plank Road – North Bergen, NJ

I-495 Ramp and Mainline Structure over Patterson Plank Road – North Bergen, NJ

North Atwater Non-Motorized Multimodal Bridge – Los Angeles, California

North Atwater Non-Motorized Multimodal Bridge – Los Angeles, California

Valley View Bridge – Valleyview, Ohio

Valley View Bridge – Valleyview, Ohio

Dublin Pedestrian Bridge – Dublin, Ohio

Dublin Pedestrian Bridge – Dublin, Ohio

I-49/I-220 in Caddo Parish, Louisiana

I-49/I-220 in Caddo Parish, Louisiana

Kosciuszko Bridge NYC

Kosciuszko Bridge NYC

Lesner Bridge – Virginia Beach, VA

Lesner Bridge – Virginia Beach, VA

LaGuardia Airport Terminal B

LaGuardia Airport Terminal B

Brattleboro, VT – I91

Brattleboro, VT – I91

Pulaski Highway – NJ DOT

Pulaski Highway – NJ DOT

Canton Viaduct – Baltimore, MD

Canton Viaduct – Baltimore, MD

Kew Gardens Interchange – NYC

Kew Gardens Interchange – NYC

Selmon Expressway Disktron Installation

Selmon Expressway Disktron Installation

Eastbound Span over Pensacola Bay, Florida

Eastbound Span over Pensacola Bay, Florida

HART Airport Guideway and Stations Project – Honolulu, Hawaii

HART Airport Guideway and Stations Project – Honolulu, Hawaii

20,000 Cycle Test – Spherical Bearing

20,000 Cycle Test – Spherical Bearing

Friction testing -disk bearings

Friction testing -disk bearings

Cryogenic horizontal stiffness test

Cryogenic horizontal stiffness test

Disk Bearings Deterioration Test

Disk Bearings Deterioration Test

Compression Strain Testing

Compression Strain Testing

US301 & SR1 Interchange – Delaware

US301 & SR1 Interchange – Delaware

Portsmouth Bypass – Ohio DOT

Portsmouth Bypass – Ohio DOT

Ohio River Bridges – East End Crossing

Ohio River Bridges – East End Crossing

Dulles Corridor Metrorail Phase 1

Dulles Corridor Metrorail Phase 1

High Speed Friction Testing

High Speed Friction Testing

Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge – Dallas, TX

Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge – Dallas, TX

Marc Basnight Bridge (formerly Bonner Bridge) – Outer Banks, NC

Marc Basnight Bridge (formerly Bonner Bridge) – Outer Banks, NC

Corning Museum of Glass North Wing Addition

Corning Museum of Glass North Wing Addition

Franklinville Bridge, NY

Franklinville Bridge, NY

Sellwood Bridge – Portland, OR

Sellwood Bridge – Portland, OR

Kentucky & Indiana Terminal Bridge over Ohio River

Kentucky & Indiana Terminal Bridge over Ohio River

R. J. Watson Bearings support award winning Dulles Corridor Metrorail Viaduct (Phase 2)

R. J. Watson Bearings support award winning Dulles Corridor Metrorail Viaduct (Phase 2)

I-35W Saint Anthony Falls Bridge

I-35W Saint Anthony Falls Bridge

Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge

Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge

Tilikum Bridge – Portland, OR

Tilikum Bridge – Portland, OR

West 7th Street Bridge – Fort Worth, TX

West 7th Street Bridge – Fort Worth, TX

Disktron Bearings used on Innovative U-Girder Bridge

Disktron Bearings used on Innovative U-Girder Bridge

Disktron Bearings Utilized on the I-4 Ultimate Project

Disktron Bearings Utilized on the I-4 Ultimate Project

Sarah Mildred Long Bridge

Sarah Mildred Long Bridge

Jonathan Hulton Memorial Bridge – Pittsburgh, PA

Jonathan Hulton Memorial Bridge – Pittsburgh, PA