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embankment

a man-made ridge of earth or stone that carries a road or railway or confines a waterway

Embankment

A sloped area of earth abutting a structure.

embankment

[em′baŋk·mənt]
(civil engineering)
A ridge constructed of earth, stone, or other material to carry a roadway or railroad at a level above that of the surrounding terrain.
A ridge of earth or stone to prevent water from passing beyond desirable limits. Also known as bank.

embankment

A bank of earth, gravel, or other material constructed above the natural ground surface; often used to carry a road, or as a dam to hold back water.
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Despite of that staff of irrigation department was continuously monitoring embankments, they added.
The chairman visited the RN, Baiji, Qadirpur Loop, Shank and OGDCL embankments during his visit to the area.
The embankment to be repaired is between pr 52 700 and 53 050.
During an inspection, some issues were raised about the embankments' ability to withstand extreme events in the long term, although there are no immediate concerns.
I would urge anyone who has concerns about litter and graffiti on embankments and bridges to call and advise Network Rail on the issue.
A similar project which is a mega embankment has been built in Bangladesh along the coast near Cox's Bazar to prevent cyclones.
Summary: Kathmandu [Nepal], May 16 (ANI): India will provide Nepal with Rs 180.74 million as agrant for river training and construction of embankments.
While most existing highways and railways in permafrost regions adopt narrow embankments whose widths are no more than 10 m, QTE is characterized by wide embankment with width more than 24.5 m, which is at least twice the width of current embankments.
In order to ensure that those high-speed railways can normally operate in design life, pile-supported embankments (GRPS) are widely adopted to reduce large differential settlement and postsettlement, for example, cement-fly ash-gravel (CFG) pile-supported embankments built over soft soil ground [1-4] and cementmixing (CM) pile-supported embankments built over soils of medium compressibility [5].
Authorities said the number of affected people could cross more than 15 million as scores of villagers taking shelter atop roofs or on river embankments are yet to be reached.
SUKKUR -- The Deputy Commissioner Noushahro Feroze Dr Wasim Ali on Wednesday visited SM and Bakhari protective embankments of River Indus along with irrigation officials and announced that the overall situation of the embankments is satisfactory.
Abstract: This paper describes the behavior of reinforced embankments constructed on soft clay subgrade with varying compressible depths, embankment slopes and embankment heights.