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.
Tenders are invited for movable bridge electrical repairs and related work.
The topics include movable spans in series, movable bridge design standards, material properties and failure, superstructure structural design, and hydraulic span drive systems.
Their decision was to build a transporter bridge, a type of movable bridge that carries a segment of roadway across a river.
The present movable bridge, whose construction dates back to the 70s, no longer responds to traffic growth because of its old age.
A movable bridge towed a bright orange boom to contain the oil.
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.
A later study on a movable bridge (Prine, 1994) showed good corroboration between AE and ultrasonic testing for detection of cracks.
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.
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.