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What does bent location mean?

What does bent location mean?

(OP)
Is this an old term?

RE: What does bent location mean?

(OP)
I think I've answered my own question. :)

Is it another word for pier?  Is this term still used?  First time I've ever seen it.

RE: What does bent location mean?

Bents can be the supports for bridge spans.   Refer to the Standard Specifications for Highway Bridges published by AASHTO.   They can be concrete, steel or timber.

RE: What does bent location mean?

I've heard it also referring to the supports of bridge spans... an elevated highway viaduct to be specific.

RE: What does bent location mean?

A "bent" is part of the symbol for Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Honor Society, as it is a historic, classic structure. The society magazine is "The Bent".
 
http://www.tbp.org/pages/main.cfm

RE: What does bent location mean?

Thanks, CarlB (you get a star from Iowa Alpha grad 1975!)

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