Bridging


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bridging

[′brij·iŋ]
(electricity)
Connecting one electric circuit in parallel with another.
The action of a selector switch whose movable contact is wide enough to touch two adjacent contacts so that the circuit is not broken during contact transfer.
(mathematics)
The operation of carrying in addition or multiplication.
(metallurgy)
Formation of arched cavities in a powder compact.
Jamming of the charge in a blast or a cupola furnace due to adherence of fine ore particles to the inner walls.
Formation of solidified metal over the top of the charge in a mold or crucible.
(mining engineering)
The obstruction of the receiving opening in a material-crushing device by two or more pieces wedged together, each of which could easily pass through.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Bridging

A continuous row of stiffeners between floor joists or other parallel structural members to prevent rotation about their vertical axes; it includes cross bracing.
Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture Copyright © 2012, 2002, 1998 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved

bridging

A brace, or a system of braces, placed between joists (or the like) to stiffen them, to hold them in place, and to help distribute the load.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
* LOC bridging (when enemy contact is very unlikely and there is no imminent threat of direct or indirect fires).
assault bridging assets (such as the armored vehicle-launched bridge [AVLB] and the ribbon bridge), support bridging assets (such as the MOB, M4T6, and Class [CL] 60), and LOC bridging assets (such as the M2 Bailey bridge and commercially available panel bridging) are an integral part of the maneuver commander's combined assault, follow-on, and sustainment forces, respectively.
MGB assets, as well as ROK M4T6 and CL 60 support bridging, must be rapidly emplaced to return assault bridges to the close battle.
Assault float bridges are then replaced by support/LOC bridging within 4 to 10 days, or as soon as battlefield conditions and equipment availability permit.
Dynamic assault float bridging was deemed the most suitable, feasible, and acceptable course of action to provide component commanders the capability to conduct river-crossings within available time, space, and resources.
Combined Forces Command engineers published several point papers for senior military decision makers to frame the theater bridging challenges and present the concept of dynamic bridge management.
* Assault float bridges must be replaced by support or LOC bridging.