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This page is a Disambiguation page with topics from other disciplines such as Mathematics and Dentistry added. I tried to clean it up but an expert needs to assess it using Wikipedia:Manual of Style (disambiguation pages) for guidance. Sincerely, Mattisse 19:07, 30 June 2007 (UTC)

Dental Images in Abutment Article[edit]

As I found this article on 9/11/09, it included 3 sections: "Bridge Abutments", "Other Civil Engineering Applications of Abutments", and "Abutments in Prosthetic and Implant Dentistry".

That structure seems sound to me. I'm a firm believer in the idea that when a person is puzzled by a word they encounter on the web, typing that word plus "wiki" should get them help. So I'm not big on disambiguating the civil engineering and the dental senses of abutment, though I wouldn't cut off my nose in protest if someone insisted on doing so, provided that they left a "disambiguation" trail.

As I found the article, one dental photo was in the "Bridge Abutments" section and another was in the "Other Civil Engineering Applications of Abutments" section, and none were in the "Abutments in Prosthetic and Implant Dentistry".

How this happened I'll not worry over. The dental photos look to me like the work of a contributor whose dental expertise is a major asset to wikipedia.

I've moved those photos into the dental section and made no other changes, and my thanks to the contributor of those photos, I hope my edit preserves your intent.

Douglas Barber (talk) 01:50, 12 September 2009 (UTC)

Bridge abutments[edit]

Under the heading Civil the text reads "An abutment supports the ends of a bridge superstructure."Although this is grammatically incorrect (an abutment supports one end of a bridge superstructure) the statement is essentially correct, though unsourced. However, in the accompanying diagram the parts labelled abutments are in fact cutwaters at the base of the bridge's piers and not abutments at all! —MegaPedant 13:31, 16 December 2010 (UTC)

I agree. I have engineering references to document the difference; and will expand this article with appropriate reference citations and links to the pier (architecture) article.Thewellman (talk) 16:49, 12 May 2013 (UTC)

"Pop culture" section[edit]

I'm removing the "pop culture" section from this article, because it does not add any useful information or context. It's just two times the word "abutment" was said in movies. This is minutiae at best. Jessicapierce (talk) 18:33, 5 September 2017 (UTC)