A Rubber Bridge Bearing Pad is used as bearings where the piers connect to the subsurface of the bridge deck. This device is meant to transfer any loads and movements from the deck into the foundation. It is a safety mechanism that gives bridges the ability to flex with movements instead of being damaged by them. These pads are placed in between superstructures such as the bridge beam and substructures such as the vertical supports called piers. Rubber Bridge Bearing Pad is very easy to install.