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BACKWALL [2 records]

Record 1 2012-03-07

English

Subject field(s)
  • Construction Works (Railroads)
  • Tunnels, Overpasses and Bridges
OBS

Of an abutment.

Key term(s)
  • back wall

French

Domaine(s)
  • Ouvrages d'art (Voies ferrées)
  • Tunnels, viaducs et ponts
DEF

Mur faisant partie de la culée et destiné à protéger les abouts des tabliers du contact des terres, en les retenant [...]

Spanish

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Record 2 1987-11-05

English

Subject field(s)
  • Tunnels, Overpasses and Bridges
CONT

An abutment is generally composed of a footing, a wall with a bridge seat supporting the superstructure bearings, and a backwall to retain the earth. Abutments may have wingwalls to retain the earth of the approach fill to the bridge.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Tunnels, viaducs et ponts
DEF

mur de tête sensiblement parallèle à l'axe de la voie portée.

CONT

Les culées des ponts à poutres comportent, au-dessus des fondations, des murs d'extrémité : mur de front, portant le tablier, et murs en retour (parallèles à l'axe du pont) ou murs en aile (perpendiculaires à l'axe du pont, ou obliques) soutenant le remblai.

Spanish

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