bridge abutment

bridge abutment

[′brij ə‚bət·mənt]
(civil engineering)
The end foundation upon which the bridge superstructure rests.
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At Km 266 Kiyal Bailey bridge abutment was damaged.
In practices, the soil at the back of the bridge abutment would resist against deck elongation.
TEMPLETON - A Worcester man was killed on Route 2 Saturday when the Volvo he was driving slammed into a bridge abutment for the Otter River Road overpass about noon.
Friday, Jeannette Jennings, 39, of Winston, was traveling north in the 8300 block of Highway 99 when her 1991 Plymouth Colt 2-door sedan crossed the center line of traffic and struck a bridge abutment, deputies said.
By using the MS25R, Laible averages just a two-day timeframe to demolish an entire vaulted bridge abutment, crush the material to a transportable size, and load it onto a truck.
Bridge abutment has been undermined by erosion and timely repairs are needed to limit additional repairs.
Network Rail later tweeted: "With steel protection wall installed to the east side of Kerse Road and a 115-tonne rig on site, piling for new bridge abutment foundations has started.This work will be on-going for four weeks, 7am to 7pm each day."
A slate plaque fixed to the surviving bridge abutment in the burn records the building of the railway.
In 1997, it accidentally struck a bridge abutment in the fiver, causing a small amount of damage to the ship's railing.
Lori Lynn Holloway, 46, crashed into a bridge abutment in November after a night of drinking in Springfield, killing her passenger, 44-year-old John Duyck of Eugene.
A bridge abutment retaining wall construction problem in the city of Grandview, Missouri was solved with soil nailing, a cost-effective permanent or temporary retaining wall construction method that has seen significant development and increased use over the last 20 years.
Tenders are invited for tender for old railway retaining wall at farnham road, cavan 8.8m high retaining wall adjacent the old railway bridge abutment on farnham road, cavan.