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beam bridge click to hear : beam bridge

Bridge whose deck is composed of one or several beams, which are supported by piers across the open space.
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overpass pier underpass deck abutment parapet continuous beam

overpass click to hear : overpass

Raised part of a road or highway on which traffic flows over another highway or obstacle.

pier click to hear : pier

Sturdy load-bearing component placed at intervals to support the bridge’s beams.

underpass click to hear : underpass

Lowered part of a thoroughfare, enabling traffic to flow under another roadway or obstacle.

deck click to hear : deck

Set of components making up the structure that carries the bridge’s traffic lanes.

abutment click to hear : abutment

A pier’s point of support on firm ground.

parapet click to hear : parapet

Chest-high barrier on each side of the deck, preventing people and vehicles from falling off.

continuous beam click to hear : continuous beam

Extended load-bearing part supported by abutments and piers.