Hercules Structure, Joint and Vibration Isolation Systems have been used in thousand of projects
throughout the world since its establishment in Australia in 1972. They are technically mature and have gained a reputation
for their quality products and technical expertise.
Highway bridges are vital components of the transportation system, and their damage canpose a threat to emergency response and recovery efforts and result in severe economic losses for a region. Most of the damaged bridges during flood, storm, hurricane were adjacent to water with damage resulting from storm surge-induced loading. Much of the damage was to the super-structures, where typical damage included unseating or drifting of decks and failure of bridge parapets due to storm surge or earthquake or even during the heavy traffic. Bridge inspections showed that the superstructure damage largely de-pended upon the connection type between decks and bents.