movable bridge

movable bridge

[′müv·ə·bəl ′brij]
(civil engineering)
A bridge in which either the horizontal or vertical alignment can be readily changed to permit the passage of traffic beneath it. Often called drawbridge (an anachronism).
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The movable bridges, the agitated sailors, the noise of the water on the pebbles, the cries and importunities of those who wait upon the shores, are multiplied details of that sensation which is summed up in one single result -- hesitation.
Among the projects include completion of the NEC Niantic River Movable Bridge replacement project, delivery of the first units of new equipment orders for 70 electric locomotives and 130 single-level long-distance passenger cars, expansion of Acela Express high-speed service with an additional New York - Washington round-trip and initiation of the process to acquire next-generation high-speed train sets.
A movable bridge towed a bright orange boom to contain the oil.
The construction of extra traffic lanes and the installation of traffic management systems in order to significantly improve the smooth flow of traffic and the safety on the A15; - The construction of a new movable bridge to replace the current Botlek bridge across the river Old Maas that will eliminate a bottle neck for marine traffic.
The movable bridge, which opened in June 1876, replaced a fixed bridge with the aim of allowing larger ships to sail upstream to Lord Armstrong's works in Elswick.
During the next 10 years, it will spend an estimated $1 billion in city, State, and Federal funds, based on estimates from NYCDOT, to rehabilitate and reconstruct most of the movable bridge inventory.
Undarmaa Enkhbat, a sophomore at South Eugene High School, will play the yatga - a Mongolian zither with a a movable bridge - at 3:10 p.
18 billion yen in project costs, including construction of a passenger terminal in Hiroshima port and a movable bridge to load and unload cars.
Pizzurro has played an integral role on some of the region's premier rail rehabilitation projects including: rehabilitation of Yonkers Station; rehabilitation of five Mid-Harlem stations for MTA Metro-North Railroad; design of SAGA Movable Bridge, a rolling lift bascule replacement, for the Connecticut Department of Transportation on MTA Metro-North Railroad's New Haven Line; and the replacement of the Ambrose Brook Railroad Bridge for New Jersey Transit.
Restoration of the 418 foot vertical lift movable bridge that connects Roosevelt Island to Long Island City in Queens will include the removal and re placement of the bridge deck, and barrier and warning gates.
For the final task, culture and civil engineering work and construction of a movable bridge over the North - Willems, a selection procedure is launched.
Project name: Dunwich Steel sculptures to mark the site of the lost city of Dunwich Location: Dunwich, Suffolk Team: Anne Niemann and Johannes Ingrisch Project name: East Reef Proposal to replenish and protect an area of the coast Location: Norfolk coast Team: Agnieszka Glowacka/Eleanor Rennie and Arup Project name: Landscape east Proposal focused around a bridge of reeds over the A14 Location: Nr Cambridge Team: National Trust, Greater Cambridge Partnership, Marshall Group and Landscape Design Associates Project name: Watermarking A movable bridge which would be a focus for events and riverside performances Location: Throughout the region Team: Urban Initiatives