Expansion Joints

Accommodate naturally occurring movement with high-quality, long-lasting expansion joints

RJ Watson Expansion Joints

RJ Watson has 30 years of experience, successfully designing and fabricating hundreds of expansion joint systems for bridges and highways.

For Bridges and Highways

Bridge and highway expansion joints allow for movement, shrinkage and temperature variations on reinforced and prestressed concrete, composite and steel structures. Expansion joints allow bridges in extreme conditions to translate and prevent damage to the structure. Expansion joint systems must also withstand continuous traffic.

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Silicoflex Joint Sealing System
Silicoflex

This innovative preformed highway and bridge expansion joint system is cost-effective and easy to install while offering a long sealing life. Multiple options are available for a variety of expansion joint widths.

Poly-Tron Elastomeric Concrete
Elastomeric Concrete

A flexible yet tough polyurethane elastomeric concrete ideal for expansion joint edges. It has excellent adhesion to various substrates, is flexible yet tough and provides excellent impact resistance.

RJW Finger Joints
RJW FINGER JOINTS

RJW Finger Joints are cantilevered or simply supported steel tooth bridge expansion joints. They are composed of pairs of independent elements with parallel teeth provided in lengths from three feet to full roadway widths.

High-quality yet cost-effective

RJ Watson engineers work closely with organizations looking for the right expansion joint solution for their bridge or highway project, whether new construction or rehabilitation.

I-75/Overpass Road Interchange

Wesley Chapel, Florida

Francis Scott Key Bridge

Baltimore, Maryland

Tappan Zee Bridge

Tarrytown, NY

Franklinville Bridge

Franklinville, NY

Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Carolina Bays Parkway

Myrtle Beach, SC

RJ Watson Services

The RJ Watson in-house operations include a fabrication shop with overhead cranes, heavy lifting capacities, certified welders, weld positioners, media blasting and machine shop.

Testing Services

Test your designs in our state-of-the-art facilities with the help of our experienced engineers, multiple testing frames and on-site fabrication shop.

Design Services

See how RJ Watson’s unique bridge and structural systems can benefit the project you’re working on with no cost, no obligation design services.

PDH Services

Learn how RJ Watson’s innovative bridge and structural systems can improve your projects with continuing education courses on bearings, expansion joints and more.

Bridge bearings and expansion joints for your structural needs

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RJ Watson works with engineers, contractors and owners to create bridges and highways that reliably serve their communities while simultaneously solving engineering challenges. RJ Watson is available to work with you to create a cost effective solution for your specific project.