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This article is about the architectural structure. For Linux platform, please see Lintel (Linux).
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Pre-fabricated, pre-tensioned concrete lintels spanning garage doors.

A lintel or header is a horizontal beam used in the construction of buildings. It usually supports the masonry above a window or door opening.

Lintels may be made of wood, stone, steel or reinforced or pre tensioned concrete.

For example, at Stonehenge, stone lintels top off some of the megaliths.


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