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Cantilever   Listen

Project as a cantilever.
Construct with girders and beams such that only one end is fixed.

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"Cantilever" Quotes from Famous Books

... there should be as few of them as possible. For this latter reason most of them were made in lengths of 20 ft. and more. The question of economy of material presented itself as a comparison between a few standard types, viz., the girder bridge of small independent spans; the cantilever bridge, or the continuous girder bridge in three large spans; the single girder bridge with one large span and several small spans; and the arch with small girder spans on each side. The suspension bridge was left out ...
— Scientific American Supplement, No. 484, April 11, 1885 • Various

... the Cantilever Bridge. Erecting the Towers. Setting up the Frames. Binding and Anchoring the Structure. The Center Panels of the Bridge. A Serious Interruption. Dispossessed. Farewell to Willow ...
— The Scientific American Boy - The Camp at Willow Clump Island • A. Russell Bond

... practice in bridge structure could be carried. It was a spectacular undertaking by reason of its very size, and Bartley realized that, whatever else he might do, he would probably always be known as the engineer who designed the great Moorlock Bridge, the longest cantilever in existence. Yet it was to him the least satisfactory thing he had ever done. He was cramped in every way by a niggardly commission, and was using lighter structural material than he thought proper. He had vexations enough, too, ...
— Alexander's Bridge and The Barrel Organ • Willa Cather and Alfred Noyes

Words linked to "Cantilever" :   architecture, build, project, stick out, beam, protrude, make, cantilever bridge, jut, jut out, construct

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