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trestle

a. a braced structural tower-like framework of timber, metal, or reinforced concrete that is used to support a bridge or ropeway
b. a bridge constructed of such frameworks

trestle

[′tres·əl]
(civil engineering)
A series of short bridge spans supported by a braced tower.
(engineering)
A movable support usually with legs that spread diagonally.
A braced structure of timber, reinforced concrete, or steel spanning a land depression to carry a road or railroad.
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The MMO licensing team has also considered the facts and circumstances of the deposit of trestles on Whitstable Beach and has concluded based on an independent navigational risk assessment commissioned by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency that the array of trestles do not currently constitute an obstruction or danger to navigation.
SOCAR reported that currently there are ninewells on the territory next to the trestle.
Researchers at the University of Arkansas are in a perpetual state of evolution and advancement in their computational needs, and Trestles is known throughout the national high-performance computing community as a 'high-productivity workhorse.
The trestles were made in Greece and shipped to Limassol for assembly, by specially trained staff, an announcement said.
Clerk of the course David Hunter, also the track's chief executive, is confident the new trestle measure will be effective, and he does not anticipate the weather intervening.
The first milestone of the project was the completion of the erection of Trestle TB 4 weighing 56 metric tonnes.
The Trestles play The Cavern tomorrow night, entry is pounds 3.
Detailed, methodical, comprehensive directions are provided for every aspect of a project beginning with the proper selection of where to build an outdoor model railroad system, what's needed and how to get started, preparing the groundwork (including plants and foliage), laying the tack, dealing with problems, adding drama to the set up, positioning structures (building trestles for outdoor use), water feature designs with respect to ponds, waterfalls and streams, and generally maintaining the railway.
For instance, waves that hit Trestles Beach in California--the eighth stop in last year's world tour--formed from some of the world's longest-traveling swells.
The highest lead contamination occurred directly beneath elevated train trestles, where concentrations of the metal routinely reached many thousands of parts per million (ppm).
His parents forbid him access to the attic and make him promise not to climb out on railroad trestles.