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1. a low bridge that can be rotated about a vertical axis, esp to permit the passage of ships
2. NZ a pedestrian bridge over a river, suspended by heavy wire cables
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A bridge that opens by turning horizontally on a turntable supported on a pier. See also: Bridge
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swing bridge[′swiŋ ‚brij]
A movable bridge that pivots in a horizontal plane about a center pier.
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