bridge pier

bridge pier

[′brij ‚pir]
(civil engineering)
The main support for a bridge, upon which the bridge superstructure rests; constructed of masonry, steel, timber, or concrete founded on firm ground below river mud.
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The Pooley Bridge Pier by Ullswater in Cumbria covered by fallen trees and floodwater following heavy rains over the weekend |
The vehicle later hit a bridge pier after going for some 100 meters on the central refuge.
25 equals to diameter of bridge pier and a hole larger than double of pier diameter, the gaps near the bed and near the water surface reduce the souring depth 20% and 5% respectively.
etudes about gymnastic squads and bathers beneath a bridge pier (excursus on fitness, 2010; River Plate, 2013).
Duncan Gilroy, who runs Anglesey Boat Trips from Menai Bridge Pier, said: "If the forecast isn't great, the phones stop, but as soon as the sun comes out the phones go through the roof, it''s very weather dependent.
Her portfolio with Dagher Engineering includes the award winning net-zero design for the Housatonic River Museum in Pittsfield, MA and the historic renovation of Wave Hill House, a cultural center and garden in Riverdale, NY, as well as the management of the design for the Brooklyn Bridge Pier l mixed-use development
A search Monday by officials of a bridge pier directly below the train tracks turned up a cellphone and an earring that belonged to the victim.
The volunteer crew of Beaumaris RNLI rescued the man and took him safely to shore at Menai Bridge pier before returning to the lifeboat station.
With Llandudno Pier closed to ships, the nearest trip is round Anglesey on June 29 from Menai Bridge Pier and Caernarfon.
Watch for accumulated wood debris at the I-5 bridge pier due to recent heavy run-off.
The most frequent damage and collapse of some of the spans of Charles Bridge during floods occurred Namely in its central part which was exposed to an intense flow of backwater and erosion of the bridge pier footing bottom, which the originally relatively shallow foundations of the piers on boxes were not able to resist for a longer time (the floods of 1432, 1496, 1784, 1890).
When problems like the inopportunely placed bridge pier arise, they're in the middle of the fray, hammering out solutions.