Wedged in between the railway and the Indus, but still north of the railway, is a curious mass of rough mountain country, which forms the southern abutment of the Suliman system.
From the abutment of the Hindu Kush on the Sarikol in the Pamir regions to Landi Kotal, and throughout its eastern and southern limits, the boundary of Afghanistan touches districts which were brought under British political control with the formation of the North-West Frontier Provinces of India in 1901.
Run advance from the left abutment (fig.
Above Trinity high-water mark; the arches on each side of the centre have a span of 140 ft., and the abutment arches 130 ft.
The abutment towers are similar to the river towers.
On the abutment towers the chains are connected by horizontal links, carried on rockers, to anchor ties.
Once it chanced that I stood in the very abutment of a rainbow's arch, which filled the lower stratum of the atmosphere, tinging the grass and leaves around, and dazzling me as if I looked through colored crystal.
In finding the abutment reactions some principle such as the principle of least action must be used, and some assumptions of doubtful validity made.
A car, an unrecognizable hulk of blackened metal, was ground against the concrete abutment of an over pass in a puddle of water.
For suspension bridges the abutment forming the anchorage must be so designed as to be thoroughly stable under the greatest pull which the chains can exert.