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trestle

a. a braced structural tower-like framework of timber, metal, or reinforced concrete that is used to support a bridge or ropeway
b. a bridge constructed of such frameworks

trestle

[′tres·əl]
(civil engineering)
A series of short bridge spans supported by a braced tower.
(engineering)
A movable support usually with legs that spread diagonally.
A braced structure of timber, reinforced concrete, or steel spanning a land depression to carry a road or railroad.
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There were eight wood trestles from heights of five to 75 feet and draws of 20 to 500-feet wide.
The supercomputer not only puts traditional desktop computers and laptops to shame--the UA said Trestles has 8,192 processing cores compared with your computer's four--but it also out-guns the university's current supercomputer.
1 Bridge and the railroad trestle are silted in with mud and muck but surprisingly still produce fair numbers of snook.
The trestles were made in Greece and shipped to Limassol for assembly, by specially trained staff, an announcement said.
Clerk of the course David Hunter, also the track's chief executive, is confident the new trestle measure will be effective, and he does not anticipate the weather intervening.
Alec Brycelend, Muirhead's Engineering Manager, first contacted NU-STAR in May 2003 with a requirement to reduce the manpower required to move the 2,000kg trestles in the tanning process.
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There will also be performances from The Trestles, Alun Parry and Claire Mooney.
Superbly illustrated throughout with color photography, "North American Railroad Bridges" by railroad historian Brian Solomon focuses upon railroad bridges and trestles that have been a feature (and often a quite dramatic feature) of the American landscape for the past century.
Detailed, methodical, comprehensive directions are provided for every aspect of a project beginning with the proper selection of where to build an outdoor model railroad system, what's needed and how to get started, preparing the groundwork (including plants and foliage), laying the tack, dealing with problems, adding drama to the set up, positioning structures (building trestles for outdoor use), water feature designs with respect to ponds, waterfalls and streams, and generally maintaining the railway.