swing bridge

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swing bridge

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

swing bridge

A bridge that opens by turning horizontally on a turntable supported on a pier. See also: Bridge

swing bridge

[′swiŋ ‚brij]
(civil engineering)
A movable bridge that pivots in a horizontal plane about a center pier.
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ROW: Swing bridges in Warrington are at the centre of a dispute between Peel Holdings and Warrington council
Such concerns are all part of the job on the Swing Bridge.
The Swing Bridge is currently in a Catch 22 situation.
The Swing Bridge is set to be thrust into the public eye next weekend when it will be a major attraction at the Newcastle Gateshead Bridges Festival.
A spokesman for Newcastle City Council said: "Our works are on the Swing Bridge, which doesn't have much traffic.
The Swing Bridge has temporary traffic lights during off-peak periods due to bridge painting.
The refurbishment will continue for six months, and the Canning river entrance swing bridge and the riverside walkway behind the Albert Dock will be closed while work goes on
One of Newcastle's famous bridges is getting a face-lift as painters get to work on giving the Swing Bridge a new look in time for the Capital of Culture countdown.
After the Tyne Bridge got a new lick of paint two years ago, it is the turn of the smaller but no less striking Swing Bridge to get a new look to return it to its former glory.
The Swing Bridge might not be the most well-known of the seven bridges linking Newcastle to Gateshead, but it is certainly the most well-used.