Bridge Crane

bridge crane

[′brij ‚krān]
(mechanical engineering)
A hoisting machine in which the hoisting apparatus is carried by a bridgelike structure spanning the area over which the crane operates.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Bridge Crane

 

a crane with a metal truss or beam structure in the form of a supported or suspension bridge. The bridge moves along the aisle of a shop or an open loading area on rails located under the crane. A crane trolley with hoisting gear moves transversely along the bridge. Among the types of bridge cranes are cantilever, semigantry, and gantry cranes and bridge loaders.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

bridge crane

A traveling overhead hoisting machine which spans fixed side rails that are part of a building structure or are erected to support the crane; the hoisting unit also may travel laterally between the rails; used to handle materials in such a location as a machine shop or fabricating plant.
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