Term of the Road Dictionary
- Language : PIARC Road Dictionary / English
- Theme : Structures Bridges
- Definition : Rigid piece (bar, tube or plate) maintaining the spacing between structural elements (girders, webs, slabs, plates, etc.), distributing forces and stiffening the structure. Note: in metal bridge construction, a transverse girder may act as a floor beam.
- Synonyms : cross girder / transverse beam / crossbeam