spandrel wall

spandrel wall

[′span·drəl ‚wȯl]
(building construction)
A wall on the outer surface of a vault to fill the spandrels.
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spandrel wall

A wall built on the extrados of an arch, filling the spandrels. See also: screen wall
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spandrel wall

1. A wall built on the extrados of an arch, filling in the spandrels.
2. That portion of a skeleton wall above the head of a window or door.
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So the application is for brickwork replacement to the viaduct, including the repair of open joints, spandrel wall fractures on two spans and on three of the pier legs.
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