Bridge Expansion Joint

Bridge Expansion Joint

Bridge expansion joint is an expansion installation set between two beam ends, beam end and abutment, or on the joint position of bridge to meet the requirements of bridge deformation. Seamless bridge expansion joint is to replace expansion installation by paving a layer of high elastic asphalt mixture. This layer can absorb bridge deck displacement caused by temperature or traffic load, and meet expansion and contraction at seasons, ensuring the surface will not crack. 

ESUN self-developed DB bridge expansion joint binders are to add special additives in the original TST bridge expansion joint binder, with performance greatly improved, such as high temperature rutting resistance, low temperature crack resistance, interfacial adhesion and low temperature stress relaxation. Good ductility at high temperature is better for resisting the widening of bridge joints caused by low temperature contraction.


DB bridge expansion joint binders are suitable for small and medium-sized bridges with less than 50mm expansion. 

Horizontal expansion: ±25 mm 

Vertical expansion: ±3 mmn


▷ 1. Maintenance-free: 

no need regular cleaning of debris like in steel joint, reducing maintenance cost.  

▷ 2. Rapid construction and opening to the traffic: 

10 workers can complete 20 meters in 8 hours; open to the traffic in 1 hour in cold temperature, and 4-5 hours in hot temperature. 

▷ 3. Construction lane by lane: 

avoid blocking traffic. 

▷ 4. Nice appearance and strong: 

integrated with the raw pavement after completion, smooth driving, no bump, no noise. 

▷ 5. Good waterproof effect: 

can effectively prevent water-based salt damage to the joint.6. Long service life: up to 5 years.


Softening point≥85℃≥83℃≥83℃
Low temperature tensile-0℃ pass-7℃ pass-15℃ pass
Cone penetration at 25℃, 150g, 5s≤40 dmm≤75 dmm≤100 dmm
Flow value, 60℃, 5h≤3 mm≤3 mm≤5 mm
Tensile adhesion≥300%≥700%≥800%
Ductility≥150 mm≥400 mm≥550 mm

Working Procedure

1. Groove and clean 

2. Fill high temperature resistant rod 

3. Place steel plate and fix with steel nails 

4. Fill binder and aggregate mixture 

5. Compact 

6. Scrape a binder layer 

7. Open to the traffic 

8. Damaged bridge expansion joint 

9. Repaired result