What is an abutment?

A structure built to support the lateral load of a span (bridge) at the ends of the bridge. With the limited space we have to construct, the abutments for the new, single span bridge, are being constructed in place in front of the existing bridge abutments with a combination of soil nails and micropiles. This allows the existing bridge to remain functional through most of the construction.

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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?