The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 46 (1968) > Issues > Issue 5 > Special Shaped Piers for Viaducts
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Special Shaped Piers for Viaducts

As most of the piers of viaducts act as cantilevers for horizontal loads at top, requiring greater rigidity at base along longitudinal direction, a new type of structural element is suggested which is expected to serve as pier with reasonable efficiency. Rigidity at bottom is not much needed if piers act as a whole, being framed by top capping beam. S.K. Kundoo and B.B. Maiti