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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View of the Castle Keep, Newcastle, from the Swing Bridge, 1963 (TWAM)
The High Level Bridge and Swing Bridge, which regularly opened to let river traffic through, were both heavily congested.
The current swing bridge was built in 1970, and replaced an earlier bridge which dated back to 1900.
The town cannot afford to lose the Swing Bridge and is currently looking into applying for federal reimbursement and grant programs to fund the project.
According to the structure characteristics of the swing bridge, the roll motion of ASVs includes two phases.
The swing bridge provides the most direct link between the city and the reserve.
The Scottish Ministers give notice that they have made the above Order temporarily restricting vehicles over 9 feet 10 inches (3 metres) width on that length of the A830 Fort William - Mallaig Trunk Road in Banavie in the vicinity of Banavie Swing Bridge, from a point opposite the extended western edge of the western end of the C1160 Corpach Moss Road (Northern Loop - Camaghael Road) westwards for a distance of 150 metres or thereby.
When ships need to pass along the Manchester Ship Canal, the iron caisson of the aqueduct turns like a swing bridge upon a central pier.
Sheffield heavy engineering company, DavyMarkham, has been recognised in the Institution Of Civil Engineers' distinguished Historic Bridges & Infrastructures Awards 2007, for its painstaking restoration of Hull's historic Wellington Street swing bridge.
The swing bridge opens and closes with the tide and the men could have been looking at a wait of up to four hours, depending what time they arrived at the crossing.
Desmond Loy was recovering with cuts and bruises in South Island's Nelson Hospital after losing his footing on the Falls River swing bridge in Abel Tasman National Park and falling 20 metres (65 feet) on to river rocks yesterday.