What is A Pier?

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A pier is the same as a column except for the fact that it works for the support of tall superstructures such as; arches, bridges and flyovers. Their main purpose is to transfer the load to the foundation while elevating the structure to a certain height.What is a pier

How Does a Pier Work?What is a pier3

The working principle behind pier is more or less the same as that of a column. It transfers load to the foundation (pile cap) and acts as a compression member.

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  • Wall Type
  • Capped Pile
  • Tee Type (Hammerhead)
  • Cap and Column
  • Multiple Column (no cap)

Applications of PiersWhat is a pier13 KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA What is a pier16 What is a pier18 What is a pier19

  • Bridges
  • Support for any structure above water
  • Flyovers
  • Highways

Precautionary MeasureOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA What is a pier4

  • Piers should be erected straight
  • Curing should be done properly
  • Piers should cater for the bending moment
  • Design load should not be exceeded

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