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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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A total of 670 U-tub girders had been launched at a height of 40 metres for construction of viaduct for the rolling stock.
Careful engineering calculations were made for the lifts to ensure that the LR1750 could lift the girders and manoeuver in to place without going over the ground bearing pressure limit.
Effects of distortion on the strength of curved I-shaped bridge girders, Transportation Research Board 2003 Annual Meeting.
for 4 lane case frequency increases with number of longitudinal girders.
Judge David Wynn Morgan was told there had been various methods for lifting the girders and the company had been at fault in not clearly identifying one which should be used every time.
Installation of more girders along OsmeAaAaAeA~a Highway are scheduled the coming days.
spans--nine girders across twin structures bearing eastbound and westbound lanes.
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.
Beginning in the late 1950's, the advantages of making a multi-span, simply supported prestressed girder bridge continuous by connecting the ends of the girders over the supports with a continuity diaphragm connection began to be investigated.
CUTLINE: (1) Douglas Finance Director Jeanne Lovett, left, Building Commissioner Adelle Reynolds and Intermediate School Principal Beverly Bachelder sign one of the girders.