Abutment definition

Abutment means a structure placed on either side of a watercourse in order to support a bridge over a watercourse.
Abutment means natural ground that borders on either end of the dam structure.
Abutment means an end wall to which horizontal earth pressure loads are applied.

Examples of Abutment in a sentence

  • Interpretation of Exploration Data The Left Abutment Excavation Slope Technical Memorandum (URS, 2012) discussed in detail the many types of data from surface and subsurface explorations that were assessed by the Design Team in the development of their geologic model of the Left Abutment.

  • No other landforms were observed during GEI’s review that would appear to be indicative of deep-seated landslides on the eastern, northeastern and southeastern flanks of Observation Hill (including the Left Abutment area).

  • Unanticipated ground conditions were revealed during excavation for the Left Abutment.

  • Further research indicated that two of the nine listed flights did not have stereo coverage of the Left Abutment area and two others were incorrectly cited.

  • Such man-made alterations coupled with the variable geology caused by movement on local faults presented challenges in interpretation of site landforms on the aerial photographs.The Design Team’s GDR (URS, 2008) and Geotechnical Interpretive Report (URS, 2008a) specifically address site landslides and devote extensive text to landslides on the Right Abutment.


More Definitions of Abutment

Abutment means natural ground that borders on either end of the dam structure. Right and left abutments are those on respective sides of the dam when an observer looks downstream.
Abutment means a natural valley or canyon side against which the dam is built;
Abutment means a structure placed on either side of a watercourse in order to support a bridge over a watercourse. “Active erosion site” means any significant erosion that is presently occurring which is directly related with the road prism, skid trail or watercourse crossings.
Abutment means a wall supporting the end of a Bridge or span and retaining the approach Fill.
Abutment means a part of the valley side against which the dam is constructed;
Abutment has the meaning given to such term in Recital E of this Amended and Restated Agreement.
Abutment means part of bridge substructure at either end of bridge which transfers loads from superstructure to foundation and provides lateral support for the approach roadway embankment.