pontoon bridge


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pontoon bridge

[pänj′tün ′brij]
(civil engineering)
A fixed floating bridge supported by pontoons.
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Trucks, jeeps and cars full of Yezidis inched across a pontoon bridge over the Tigris River, which forms the border here.
The Environment Agency issued more than 100 flood alerts and 10 more serious flood warnings in the region Somerset County Council was continuing its help and support for people affected by flooding, including a boat service for the cut-off community of Muchelney and Thorney, providing a pontoon bridge at Langport, supporting farmers providing a vital tractor service to communities, keeping roads open and evacuating residents when necessary.
Another 7000 had made the crossing over a pontoon bridge over the River Tigris a few days earlier.
Up to 10,000 Syrians used a reconstructed pontoon bridge to cross the Tigris into Iraqi Kurdistan at Peshkhabour on Saturday, after an estimated 7,000 made the crossing on Thursday.
The windshield cracked when the SUV's driver braked hard on a pontoon bridge on the Ganga river.
The 38ft yacht was being smashed about in 50mph winds and waves in Holyhead harbour after coming free from a mooring and striking the marina's pontoon bridge.
During Roman rule, the city became one of the attractions in the region, due to its commercial potential originating from its geo-strategic location because the city was on the Silk Road connecting Antioch to China with a quay or pontoon bridge across the river Euphrates which was the border with the Persian Empire until the late 2nd century.
Former Ireland manager Jack Charlton swapped the sidelines for the banks of Lough Conn, Co Mayo, as Ireland's favourite Englishman arrived to fish for his supper at The Pontoon Bridge Hotel.
The known danger spot on the river route between the two locations was the narrow gap at the pontoon bridge where the bomb was detonated, he said.
Our first duty was to maintain a Bailey pontoon bridge [a prefabricated bridge that could be assembled in different forms] that was under frequent German artillery fire.
As Iraqi insurgents were well aware, in order to negotiate a pontoon bridge en route the boats would have to move in right next to the riverbank, rendering them vulnerable to a bomb attack.