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suspension bridge

noun
1.
a bridge having a deck suspended from cables anchored at their extremities and usually raised on towers.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25
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British Dictionary definitions for suspension-bridge

suspension bridge

noun
1.
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

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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