girder girder  /ˈɡɜr dər/


  • (n) a beam made usually of steel; a main support in a structure


  1. John McCoy, finding his right arm vised between the girder and the roof of his cab, let out a yell that brought firemen, a priest and a doctor.
  2. His instinct is to always reach for the hottest rivet in the bucketbare-handed, of coursethen jam it while it's still glowing right into the girder hole where it belongs.
  3. In a special ceremony, he rode a crane bucket up to where welders had mounted the cross-shaped girder from Tower 1, then blessed the impromptu monument.


  1. Smooth ride for I-5 closure

    Bridge girder placement complete, Washington State Department of Transportation has reopened Interstate 5 more than a day earlier than expected.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: The Columbian

  2. Crews 'launching the bridge' across Skagit River

    Construction crews on the north side of the fallen Skagit River Bridge work Monday to assemble girder sections for a temporary bridge span in Burlington. The span will be used during the summer while a permanent replacement span is built.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Everett Herald

  3. Construction to close I-5 in Salmon Creek all weekend

    Around-the-clock work to set 12 girders over Interstate 5 will close all northbound and southbound lanes in Vancouver for 54 hours this weekend.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: FOX 12 Oregon

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  1. "A girder gave way and the workers fell 30 to 35 feet into the water," St. Tammany Sheriff Jack Strain said following the Thursday midday accident.
    on Oct 30, 2008 By: Jack Strain Source: FOXNews

  2. "The ball hit the girder over and behind the screen and should be a home run," Haney said. "When it shook down [by fans] it fell out of the park."
    on Sep 16, 2009 By: Fred Haney Source: Los Angeles Times

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