relieving platform

relieving platform

[ri′lēv·iŋ ‚plat‚fȯrm]
(civil engineering)
A deck on the land side of a retaining wall to transfer loads vertically down to the wall.
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Because the pavilion sits atop a new underground passageway, existing train tunnel relieving platform and a former pedestrian bridge pile cap, Thornton Tomasetti's engineers had to focus on just two points of contact for the columns underground.
Vessel landings can take place at a low-level relieving platform on its northern face.
The project also involved reconstruction of a 400-ft section of the relieving platform supporting the roadway.
Crews are performing condition surveys of about 37,000 piles supporting six piers and 29 shipping berth relieving platforms.
Around the perimeter, the graving dock has pile supported relieving platforms to take the surcharge load applied by cranes.