Caissons Sentence Examples
This was effected by caissons with air.
Cossacks, foot and horse soldiers, wagons, caissons, and cannon were everywhere.
The barrage will be made from a series of huge caissons (concrete blocks that are common in underwater construction ).
Construction of the foundations required the sinking of eight 25m deep 9.9m diameter caissons.
These were poured into a number of temporary steel sheet pile cofferdams that were pumped out and the caissons placed in the dry.
He could also, by the gleam of bayonets visible through the smoke, make out moving masses of infantry and narrow lines of artillery with green caissons.
The piers of the Benares bridge were single iron caissons, 65 ft.
The boat then glides effortlessly into one of the water filled caissons where the doors close to form a watertight seal.
These are called suction caissons and have been used for a number of projects in the oil and gas industry.
At Chepstow the piers were large cast iron cylinders which themselves formed the caissons, the air locks being fitted on top of them.Advertisement
It sits on location at the end of an unfinished line of precast concrete caissons, 500 m out into the English Channel.
These uprights are supported on huge piers of masonry and concrete, the foundations for which were carried down, by the aid of iron caissons and compressed air, to a depth of about 15 metres on the side next the Seine, and about 9 metres on the other side.
The lower course of the Tiber has been from the earliest ages subject to frequent and severe inundations; of more recent ones, those of 1598, 1870 and 1900 have been especially destructive, but since the year 1876 the municipality of Rome, assisted by the Italian Government, has taken steps to check, and possibly to prevent these calamities within the city by constructing embankments of stone, resting on caissons, for a total distance (counting in both sides of the river) of 6 miles.