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Glossary Term

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Loose points are vertical supports that allow for horizontal displacements.
In contrast to the fixed point (1 and 3), loose points (2) do not transfer any horizontal forces to subsequent structures. Roller supports can move in the longitudinal direction of the bridge, for example. Thus, linear expansion due to temperature can be compensated without entering additional loads into the structure.


Loslager Lospunkt Brückenzug Continuous beam Festpunkt

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