pile bent

pile bent

[′pīl ‚bent]
(civil engineering)
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.

pile bent

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.
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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.