Abutment pier

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Abutment pier the pier of a bridge next the shore; a pier which by its strength and stability resists the thrust of an arch.
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Usage

In literature:

Piers, or abutments, had also been built along the ledge, so as to form an esplanade.
"The Prehistoric World" by E. A. Allen
On each side the abutment piers had been undermined and washed out.
"The U.P. Trail" by Zane Grey
In 1805, the bridge across the Merrimack was demolished and a new bridge with stone piers and abutments was constructed.
"Bay State Monthly, Vol. I, No. 3, March, 1884" by Various
The space between the Anglesea abutment and pier is 230 feet.
"Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects and Curiosities of Art (Vol. 3 of 3)" by S. Spooner
The substructure of a bridge comprises the piers, abutments and foundations.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
The end of the street abutted on Pimlico Pier.
"The Convert" by Elizabeth Robins
These huge abutments were piers in that ancient day.
"The Ship Dwellers" by Albert Bigelow Paine
One stone masonry abutment, and eleven piers, each with two cast iron columns, support this bridge.
"Peculiarities of American Cities" by Willard Glazier
The general type of the piers and abutments is shown by Fig.
"ASCE 1193: The Water-Works and Sewerage of Monterrey, N. L., Mexico" by George Robert Graham Conway
The details of the brickwork in the piers and abutments showed Mr. Brunel's skill in the economical employment of this material.
"The life of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Civil Engineer" by Isambard Brunel
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