What is a pier?

A support designed to sustain vertical load. In this instance, the existing bridge has two piers in the Roaring Fork River, near the bank in order to help support the bridge girders and deck. The new bridge will be a single span from abutment to abutment, removing any obstruction in the water.

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1. What is the project schedule?
2. What traffic impacts will I see as a commuter?
3. How will this impact river use on the Roaring Fork?
4. Why isn't South Bridge being built before the 27th Street Bridge replacement?
5. How much traffic goes over the bridge?
6. How much will this project cost?
7. What is a pier?
8. What is an abutment?
9. What is a micropile?
10. What is a soil nail?