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.
Around the perimeter, the graving dock has pile supported relieving platforms to take the surcharge load applied by cranes.