One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A wall built on the curve of an arch, filling in the spandrel.
- ‘Above the parabolic arch there is a solid spandrel wall, which closes the space between the spandrel columns.’
- ‘The mason started on the spandrel walls - this time in bluestone to match the abutments - on the 10th.’
- ‘Some of the test results were substantially inflated by directing force through the spandrel walls.’
- ‘Lateral movement of the spandrel walls probably caused the radial cracking in the arches.’
- ‘Piers, the spandrel walls above the piers, and the tops of the arches were filled in with Portland cement concrete.’
- ‘Three, 29-foot anchors were installed connecting the north and south spandrel walls to prevent further separation.’
- ‘Reinforced concrete spandrel walls are cast in-situ on top of the arches and faced with new Portland Stone to match the existing 1914 elevation.’
- ‘Joints are about one-half inch in the spandrel walls and one-quarter inch between the ring stones, which are ornamented with tooled margins.’
- ‘In 1828, the spandrel walls had to be reconstructed under the consultation of Sir John Rennie.’
- ‘The downstream facing spandrel wall of the bridge had begun to bow outward as a result of years of use by heavy vehicles.’
- ‘A spandrel wall is the exterior wall between the top of one window and the bottom of the window above.’
- ‘All of the exterior spandrel walls and portions of the interior spandrel walls were replaced.’
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