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girder

Botany the structure composed of tissue providing mechanical support for a stem or leaf

Girder

A large or principal beam used to support concentrated loads at isolated points along its length.

girder

[′gər·dər]
(civil engineering)
A large beam made of metal or concrete, and sometimes of wood.

girder

A large or principal beam of steel, reinforced concrete, or timber; used to support concentrated loads at isolated points along its length. (See illustration p. 462.)
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Review of recent WisDOT in-service prestressed concrete girder bridges that have been damaged to assess the nature of these issues.
THE death of a young father after he became trapped under a giant steel girder was an accident waiting to happen, a court has heard.
Director Engineering Khalid Pervaiz informed the commissioner that 1100 girders would be utilized in the Metro Bus project and 500 of them have been prepared.
We then decided to go up onto the girders underneath the bridge - it was the only thing I could think of.
Caption: The longest girders best by one foot what had been a record length for trailered prestressed beams on a project following Illinois Department of Transportation specs: the Des Plaines River Valley Bridge, the centerpiece of the Illinois Tollway's Interstate 355 extension, connecting Interstates 80 and 88.
Managing director Giles Penn, whose company employees 135 staff and currently turns over PS10m, said: "The initial contract was for 28 20m plate girders, but we manufacture thousands of tonnes of plate girders each year.
Composite action between plate girders and concrete slab has been studied in the early eighties in respect of straight girders.
One of these girders fell from its place and knocked over the cherry picker Kenneth Joyce was riding in, throwing him some 30 feet to the ground.
The 60-metre-long rectangular steel girder that has fallen into the canal tells you a story.
CUTLINE: (1) Douglas Finance Director Jeanne Lovett, left, Building Commissioner Adelle Reynolds and Intermediate School Principal Beverly Bachelder sign one of the girders.
At an approximate contract value of $570,000, Oldcastle Precast - Central Pre-Mix Prestress manufactured and delivered the prestressed concrete Super Girders: (5) five Super Girders at 157'-8” long; (5) five Super Girders at 154'-8” long and (5) five Super Girders at 170'-2” long.