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swing bridge

noun
1.
a bridge that can open by pivoting on a central pier to let vessels pass.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10
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Examples from the web for swing bridge
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for swing bridge

swing bridge

noun
1.
Also called pivot bridge, turn bridge. a low bridge that can be rotated about a vertical axis, esp to permit the passage of ships Compare drawbridge
2.
(NZ) a pedestrian bridge over a river, suspended by heavy wire cables
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