Standard Specification for
Bridge BearingsPlain and Laminated Elastomeric
AASHTO Designation: M 251-06
This specification covers the material requirements for plain and laminated elastomeric bridge bearings.
Elastomeric bearings furnished under this specification shall adequately provide for thermal expansion and contraction, rotation, camber changes, and creep and shrinkage, where applicable, of structural members.
Elastomeric bearings as herein defined shall include plain pads (consisting of elastomer only) and laminated bearings with steel or fabric laminates.
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