Term of the Road Dictionary

transverse girder

  • 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

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