Pile bent | Article about pile bent by The Free Dictionary
pile bent[′pīl ‚bent]
A row of timber or concrete bearing piles with a pile cap forming that part of a trestle which carries the adjacent ends of timber stringers or concrete slabs.
Piles which are driven in a row which is transverse to the long dimensions of a structure and which are fastened together by a pile cap
and sometimes bracing.
References in periodicals archive
The superstructure would be supported on pile bent
substructure units constructed with concrete-filled steel piles and concrete caps.
Most of the bridges in the Southwest Pacific Area bases have been of pile bent
construction and much trouble has been caused by flash floods washing out the abutments of these bridges.
While the contractor was waiting for the cedar to arrive, he built the two pile bents
and the gabion abutments.
Hurricane Ivan caused over 3300 feet of bridge superstructure to drop into the bay; over 24 pile bents
were destroyed, and numerous superstructure spans had to be repositioned.