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Fatigue cracks in steel or shear cracks in concrete may be present, or scour may have removed substructure support.
A BRIDGE TOO FAR: JEFFRIES DOUBLES THE NUMBER OF ‘STRUCTURALLY DEFICIENT’ BRIDGESGLENN KESSLERNOVEMBER 18, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Workers continued scraping and drilling into the substructure of the monument as darkness began to fall.
THE STATUE OF ROBERT E. LEE IS GONE, BUT THE MYSTERY OF THE TIME CAPSULE PERSISTSGREGORY S. SCHNEIDERSEPTEMBER 9, 2021WASHINGTON POST
It was pulled down in 1547, but the substructure was left standing, and some private houses were erected upon it.
THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF CANTERBURY [2ND ED.].HARTLEY WITHERS
The side facing the north rested upon a solid substructure of hard blocks of hewn stone washed by the waves.
ARACHNE, COMPLETEGEORG EBERS
It is indeed the foundation, the substructure of a plant, but not strictly the first thing that starts to grow.
HARPER'S ROUND TABLE, AUGUST 20, 1895VARIOUS
Early in September the first brick of my new National Opera-house, prior to the commencement of the substructure, was laid.
THE MAPLESON MEMOIRS, VOL IJAMES H. MAPLESON
The street at this point is (or was) obviously supported upon a masonry substructure, upon which the houses abut.
THOMAS HARDY'S DORSETROBERT THURSTON HOPKINS
Substructure, sub′struk-tūr, n. an under structure or building: foundation.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 4 OF 4: S-Z AND SUPPLEMENTS)VARIOUS
It has come to be the substructure of a rational theology based upon speculation.
JEWISH LITERATURE AND OTHER ESSAYSGUSTAV KARPELES
They generally consisted of a substructure of stone, upon which was raised a conical elevation.
ARCHITECTURETHOMAS ROGER SMITH
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO SUBSTRUCTURE

  • bases
  • bases
  • foundations
  • groundwork
  • reinforcements
  • supports
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