pontoon bridge


: a bridge that floats on the water and is held up by large hollow containers filled with air (called pontoons)

Examples of pontoon bridge in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web No bridge crossed the Ohio River yet, so barges were strapped together for a makeshift pontoon bridge to reach Kentucky. Jeff Suess, The Enquirer, 28 Jan. 2024 Prior to the war, Russia’s intention to advance via this road could be seen by the building of a pontoon bridge to ford a river on the Belarussian side of the border across from Chernobyl. Sébastien Roblin, Popular Mechanics, 3 May 2023 Associated Press journalists near Bakhmut on Saturday saw a pontoon bridge set up by Ukrainian soldiers to help the few remaining residents reach the nearby village of Khromove. Arkansas Online, 6 Mar. 2023 At least one attempt in the Luhansk region failed when Ukrainian forces destroyed the pontoon bridge Russia was trying to use. Eleanor Watson, CBS News, 3 Mar. 2023

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“Pontoon bridge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pontoon%20bridge. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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