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
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swing bridge

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]
(civil engineering)
A movable bridge that pivots in a horizontal plane about a center pier.
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The 18th-century bridge where the Swing Bridge stands today in 1859 before it was demolished
It was a major obstacle to shipping and was replaced by the Swing Bridge
Instrumentation and data reduction (including development of post-processing filters) for the swing bridge is described in a previous paper [2].
The swing bridge reaches the limit position and comes into contact with the rear axle.
The reserve of 930 is accessable by another route off of Highway 61, but the condition of the swing bridge has become a focus for discussion in the future economic development between the two communities.
Eight swing bridges for road crossings had to be designed in addition to fixed bridges, and a movable aqueduct was erected at Barton to carry the Bridgewater Canal over the Manchester Ship Canal.
Originally constructed in 1840 and used to convey carts and wagons from the docks to the goods station, Wellington Street Bridge is a single span, double-leaf, balanced asymmetric cast iron swing bridge, carrying a two-way carriageway with a footpath on each side, and is now a Grade 2 listed structure.
The area near Caernarfon Castle where two men decided to swim after realising the Aber Swing Bridge was closed to pedestrians Picture: GERALLT RADCLIFFE RAD291007CastleSwim-1
Design of the Third Avenue Swing Bridge over the Harlem River;
When asked to design a retractable bridge, Heatherwick was not content to redress existing types: swing bridge, lifting bridge, or rigid retractable.
Instead of finding a bed elsewhere, Ormsby clambered 30ft to the top of the Barton Road Swing Bridge near his home in Eccles, Salford.
A video shows the waiting ambulance on the Telford Street side of the Caledonian Canal as the Muirtown Swing Bridge was closed to allow a passing vessel to navigate through.