bridge abutment

bridge abutment

[′brij ə‚bət·mənt]
(civil engineering)
The end foundation upon which the bridge superstructure rests.
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A day later, two officers working a paid detail near the railroad tracks on Route 122 noticed several paint cans on the ground and fresh graffiti on a nearby bridge abutment.
In practices, the soil at the back of the bridge abutment would resist against deck elongation.
The bridge abutment is located on the northwest side of a roadway realigned with slightly more skew to the rail line than its predecessor.
A slate plaque fixed to the surviving bridge abutment in the burn records the building of the railway.
There were 15 of them here, with their pit bulls," said Brown, who had just finished painting out an array of swastikas and epithets on the bridge abutment behind the squalid camp.
23 board meeting; it was announced that the two designated truck lanes on the American side will be extended to the bridge abutment this spring in order to reduce bottlenecks that create delays for passenger vehicles.
Two reports, Testing Abutment Scour Model and the Bottomless Culvert Scour Study: Phase I, have suggested that bridge abutment scour can be analyzed as a form of equilibrium scour related to the primary flow by incorporating an empirical adjustment factor to account for vorticity (the swirling motion of a vortex) and turbulence.
The motorcyclists had been riding in adjoining lanes when for an unknown reason both turned their cycles to the right, possibly hitting each other, and smashed into a bridge abutment, the CHP said.
By using the MS25R, Laible averages just a two-day timeframe to demolish an entire vaulted bridge abutment, crush the material to a transportable size, and load it onto a truck.
Most pain patients know--everybody's planning to run into this bridge abutment or that tree or whatever to make it look like an accident.
Among the courses of action he briefly considered was driving along the Maine Turnpike at a hundred miles an hour and steering into a bridge abutment without telling anyone else about the problem he had discovered.
TEMPLETON - A Worcester man was killed on Route 2 Saturday when the Volvo he was driving slammed into a bridge abutment for the Otter River Road overpass about noon.