This page is devoted to frequently asked questions (FAQ) related to the bridge bearings.
How does the bridge modeler function when modeling various links?
Answer: The links generated by the bridge modeler represent connections between such model components as the superstructure, girder end joints, joints at bearing elevation, corresponding joints on the bent caps, etc. The properties and behavior of these links is dependent upon the bridge being modeled and whether or not the model is created as a spine, shell, or solid model. A visual and details regarding the bent-location links created by the bridge modeler are shown in Figure 1:
Figure 1 - Bent-location links