hinged arch

hinged arch

[′hinjd ¦ärch]
(civil engineering)
A structure that can rotate at its supports or in the center or at both places.
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The sixteen-page section on bridges, with drawings of many types including hinged arch (three), truss (twelve), long-span (three), girder (three), and lift bridge (three), is detailed and comprehensive enough to be used as a primer for making model bridges.