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trestle

a. a braced structural tower-like framework of timber, metal, or reinforced concrete that is used to support a bridge or ropeway
b. a bridge constructed of such frameworks
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trestle

[′tres·əl]
(civil engineering)
A series of short bridge spans supported by a braced tower.
(engineering)
A movable support usually with legs that spread diagonally.
A braced structure of timber, reinforced concrete, or steel spanning a land depression to carry a road or railroad.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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