swing bridge

a bridge that can open by pivoting on a central pier to let vessels pass.


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swing bridge
1.  Compare drawbridge pivot bridge, Also called: turn bridge 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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The island, about a mile offshore, can be reached by an old-fashioned swing bridge as well as a modern elevated bridge.
It replaced an earlier obsolete iron swing bridge at the same site.
There are two lock control stands and one swing bridge control stand.
Some deterioration of the structure is evident yet it stands as a fine example of a modestly-sized rim-bearing swing bridge.
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