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Italian term or phrase:spina
English translation:v.s.
Entered by: Marie Scarano
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07:36 Dec 2, 2003
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
Italian term or phrase: spina
Description of a subway and city rail link project.

Il progetto prevede binari sotterranei per quasi tutto il percorso e, sopra la copertura dei binari (la cosidetta "spina"), la costruzione di un grande viale alberato ed attrezzate di aiuole e parcheggi.

Can I use "backbone" for this, perhaps leaving it in quotation marks, or does someone know a more technical term?
Marie Scarano
Italy
Local time: 07:17
v.s.
Explanation:
If it's Torino you're talking about :

Since the end of the 90's, the Railways have invested heavily in reorganizing the railway junction, modifying the existing system to a crossing system that envisages lowering of the level of the track, the construction of new stations and of a slab above the railway cutting. An avenue cutting throughout the center of the city in a longitudinal direction, rather like a "backbone" and which has therefore been dubbed "Spina Centrale" (central axis) will be built on the area covering the railway.

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Grace Anderson
Italy
Local time: 07:17
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3 +5v.s.Grace Anderson
4 +2backbonexxx00000000


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backbone


Explanation:
"backbone" is fine; "spine" would be awkward

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agree  Katherine Zei: Perfect
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8 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +5
v.s.


Explanation:
If it's Torino you're talking about :

Since the end of the 90's, the Railways have invested heavily in reorganizing the railway junction, modifying the existing system to a crossing system that envisages lowering of the level of the track, the construction of new stations and of a slab above the railway cutting. An avenue cutting throughout the center of the city in a longitudinal direction, rather like a "backbone" and which has therefore been dubbed "Spina Centrale" (central axis) will be built on the area covering the railway.




    Reference: http://www.acturban.org/biennial/ElectronicCatalogue/Torino/...
Grace Anderson
Italy
Local time: 07:17
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 3429

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agree  xxx00000000
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agree  Maurizio Valente
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agree  Elena Ghetti
27 mins

agree  Gian
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agree  Monica Pupeschi
1 hr

neutral  xxxRosFlinn: This is an excellent explanation of the meaning, but I am not sure that it can be translated! It is an Italian expression, not mirrored in English to my knowledge. Therefore there is a case for omitting this phrase altogether.
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