A bridge pier is a column or pillar that supports a portion of a bridge. A pier may be round or rectangular in cross section, and may stand alone or be paired with one or more other piers that support a portion of a bridge. The pier cap is the beam that sits on top of the pier and distributes the load from the bridge onto the pier.

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bridge pier (last edited 2009-03-21 22:55:25 by JimIrwin)