Springer (architecture)

A springer is an architectural term for the lowest voussoir on each side of an arch. Since it is the bottom-most element of the arch, it is where the arch support terminates at the respond.[1] It rests on the impost or pier of the arch, that is, the topmost part of the abutment, from which the arch arises.[2]



  1. ^ "Glossary of Medieval Art and Architecture - springer". University of Pittsburgh. Retrieved 2007-06-24.
  2. ^ Ching, Francis D.K. (1995). A Visual Dictionary of Architecture. New York: John Wiley and Sons. p. 12. ISBN 0-471-28451-3.