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suspension bridge

a bridge having a deck suspended from cables anchored at their extremities and usually raised on towers.
Origin of suspension bridge
1815-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Many drowned when they leapt from the suspension bridge into the water.
  • suspension bridge type requires only two main piers.
  • The backcountry area of the park is located on the west side of the river across the suspension bridge.
  • The structure will be a two-hinged suspension bridge with asymmetrical straight backstays.
  • In a suspension bridge the caisson becomes the foundation, the pier, supporting for the bridge's towers.
British Dictionary definitions for suspension bridge

suspension bridge

a bridge that has a deck suspended by cables or rods from other cables or chains that hang between two towers and are anchored at both ends
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