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suspension bridge

a bridge having a deck suspended from cables anchored at their extremities and usually raised on towers.
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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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Encyclopedia Article for suspension bridge

bridge with overhead cables supporting its roadway. One of the oldest of engineering forms, suspension bridges were constructed by primitive peoples using vines for cables and mounting the roadway directly on the cables. A much stronger type was introduced in India about the 4th century AD that used cables of plaited bamboo and later of iron chain, with the roadway suspended

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