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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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Tenders are invited for bridge preservation and design/working drawing review/vessel collision and fender design/structure utility attachment/load rating, bridge inspection, structural, electrical & mechanical design, inspection, and rehabilitation of moveable bridge systems, forensics, field testing and construction support, bridge replacement planning and design and bridge asset management support.
For new projects, a combination moveable bridge and tilting lock could be more costly than a crossing built high enough to accommodate tall ships but an owner's aesthetic concerns could preclude such a structure.
SCM Group USA offers the Accord 20 CNC router, a moveable bridge machine with a fixed table, providing compact solution for large table sizes, according to the company.
A bascule bridge is a moveable bridge with a counterweight.
A landmark moveable bridge across Middlehaven dock entrance.
Hamburg is both land and water and its position on the Elbe is explored with national competition entries for a moveable bridge, a historical survey of cities on the sea (with Le Corbusier sketches and a digital view of Shanghai), and a social chronicle of harbour working conditions.
is the leading manufacturer of moveable bridge joints.
Tenders are invited for provide professional consulting services to, moveable bridge engineering on an as-needed basis, moveable span structures and will include electrical, mechanical, and structural type work.
Edward Bennett, following Daniel Burnham's Chicago plan of 1909, built the moveable bridge in 1920.
The BIRM app includes all the content from the physical manual, including information on improved bridge inspection techniques, culverts, fracture-critical members, cable-stayed bridges, pre-stressed segmental bridges, moveable bridges, underwater inspections, and nondestructive evaluations and critical findings.
Vietnamese instrumentalist and composer Van-Anh Vanessa Vo reveals her prodigious talent in Three-Mountain Pass, an extraordinarily beautiful album in which she plays the 16-string danTranh (a type of zither with moveable bridges and the ability to produce pitch-bending tones).
Such was one starting point for the design of the Harlem River Bridge Shop Facility in Manhattan, a facility for administrative functions and trades, including iron, electrical, and carpentry, for the construction and repair of New York's moveable bridges.