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Caissons (Pmhyc)

Definition
Chambers, usually sunk by excavating from within, for the purpose of gaining access to the subsurface geology selected to support a structure's substructure. (Source: AASHTO Glossary)
Broader Term
Offshore structures (Pmhy)
Related Terms (Hierarchical)
Floating structures (Pmhyf)
Moored structures (Pmhym)
Offshore platforms (Pmhyp)
Offshore power plants (Pmhyq)
Offshore terminals (Pmhys)
Underwater structures (Pmhyu)