Abutment pier

the pier of a bridge next the shore; a pier which by its strength and stability resists the thrust of an arch.

See also: Pier

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Tenders are invited for Jacketing to abutment pier and elimination of 9.
Tenders are invited for repair of baily bridge and protection of approach and abutment pier in k.
Construction of the abutment piers was done inside coffer dams, and it took the contractor almost four years to build the abutment and main tower piers to a height of four feet above high water.