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Ramesh
2018-09-26 07:27:40

(i) For abutment pier to be assigned as fixed pier while the bridge is quite long, the longitudinal loads due to earthquake are quite large.
As the earthquake loads are resisted by fixed piers, the size of fixed piers will be large and massive.
In this connection, for better aesthetic appearance, the selection of abutment as fixed piers could accommodate the large size and massiveness of piers.
Normally abutments are relatively short in height and for

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