cantilever bridge


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cantilever bridge

a bridge having spans that are constructed as cantilevers and often a suspended span or spans, each end of which rests on one end of a cantilever span

cantilever bridge

[′kant·əl‚ē·vər ¦brij]
(civil engineering)
A fixed bridge consisting of two spans projecting toward each other and joined at their ends by a suspended simple span.
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Four years later this had changed to a cantilever bridge, supported by a single pier on each side.
If I pretended to be an architect, I could have workmen round all the time and pretend that I was only asking them to plumb in my washing machine because I was too busy designing a cantilever bridge for the harbour in Brasilia.
Once the longest cantilever bridge in the world with a span of 790ft, the Landsdowne Bridge across the Indus was built in 1889
Cantilever Bridges -- A cantilever bridge extends out beyond its supporting piers and usually has a span suspended between two outstretched "arms.
The Howrah Bridge is a cantilever bridge with a suspended span over the Hooghly River in West Bengal and is considered as a marvel of British engineering.