claro(s)

English translation: >> see below <<

19:40 May 28, 2000
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
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Spanish term or phrase: claro(s)
Estas dovelas se han previsto de 30 metros delongitud, es decir, la mitad de un claro normal del Viaducto..
P Berryman
English translation:>> see below <<
Explanation:
"As designed, these arches will be 30 meters long, or one-half the length of a standard viaduct span." -- Note that "dovelas" can also be transtated as "sets of arch stones" (if the viaduct is a masonry structure, which seems unlikely, given its length). -- The French term "voussoir" is also used routinely in English and American civil engineering to refer to the elements of an arch or span. (Incidentally, the English word "dowel" usually refers to a cylindrical piece of wood, of a size appropriate for use in cabinetry and carpentry. If the Spanish text were referring to a concrete dowel (which is extremely unlikely, given the context), it would have probably used the term "barra de trabazon.") Best, HC
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span(s)


Explanation:
"the forecast is that these dowels will have 30 meters long, which is to say, is half the size of a normal span of a viaduct"


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Ivan Costa Pinto
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>> see below <<


Explanation:
"As designed, these arches will be 30 meters long, or one-half the length of a standard viaduct span." -- Note that "dovelas" can also be transtated as "sets of arch stones" (if the viaduct is a masonry structure, which seems unlikely, given its length). -- The French term "voussoir" is also used routinely in English and American civil engineering to refer to the elements of an arch or span. (Incidentally, the English word "dowel" usually refers to a cylindrical piece of wood, of a size appropriate for use in cabinetry and carpentry. If the Spanish text were referring to a concrete dowel (which is extremely unlikely, given the context), it would have probably used the term "barra de trabazon.") Best, HC

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