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20:02 Mar 18, 2007
English to Portuguese translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Construction / Civil Engineering / bridges
English term or phrase: Backspan
"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 'backspans'."

Penso que spans são os vãos da ponte. Neste caso, backspan será "vão traseiro"? Não sei se isso existe.
Silvia Pereira Duarte
Local time: 01:15

Summary of answers provided
5 +1pilares/colunas de sustentação
Clara Duarte



12 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +1
pilares/colunas de sustentação

DN Online: Viaduto de obra cai em Granada e causa morte a cinco ...
Novo acidente volta a ensombrar obras na Auto-Estrada do Mediterrâneo ... dos seis pilares de sustentação do viaduto que se abateu sobre os trabalhadores. ...
dn.sapo.pt/2005/11/08/sociedade/viaduto_obra_em_granada_e_causa_mort.html - 54k - Em cache - Páginas semelhantes
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ESTRADA DE PORTO DE MÓS, SÃO JORGE - 2480 PORTO DE MÓS. TEL. ... As colunas ou pilares de sustentação podem ser calculadas para carga axial simples caso os ...

Clara Duarte
Local time: 01:15
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
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agree  Sonia Heidemann
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  -> Obrigada, Sonia :)
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