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18:24 Feb 14, 2007
English to French translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Construction / Civil Engineering
English term or phrase:back-span
"The bridge has to hang over 70 metres in the air to let the huge ships pass below. Two gigantic towers will rise on the headlands, and the cables will hang from them. Leading up to them, there’ll be a series of huge reinforced concrete piers, which will carry the road: they’re called ‘back-spans’."