deck beam


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deck beam

[′dek ‚bēm]
(naval architecture)
A strengthening member of the deck that may run the length or width of the deck and is connected at both ends to the ship's frames or bulkheads by girders.
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The innovative solution resulted in a low-maintenance bridge that avoided the need for bearings and movement joints and reduced the structural depths of the main deck beams.
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To do this, it is planned to implement a deck beams coated.
Contract awarded for The strengthening of Bridge 1148 Roe Highway over Helena River by Installation of additional deck beams and improvement of substructure by micropile installation.
The exposed deck beams suggest the possible survival of decks below the sand - possibly the entire starboard side- which would also be extremely rare in the UK.