suspension bridge


Definition of suspension bridge

: a bridge that has its roadway suspended from two or more cables usually passing over towers and securely anchored at the ends — see bridge illustration

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Miraculously, the highest suspension bridge in North America was still standing. Sarah Kuta, The Know, "As the Royal Gorge turns 90, now is the time to visit Cañon City," 27 July 2019 But pictures and videos of the stunning pedestiran-only suspension bridge—the longest such bridge in North America—can only do so much. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, "Tennessee Writer Shares Her Experience Walking Across New Gatlinburg SkyBridge," 14 Aug. 2019 Not for the fainthearted, Hurricane Falls Trail has hikers scrambling over rocks, scaling dizzying heights, and gasping in awe over stunning views of the waterfall from a suspension bridge. Jennifer Adler, National Geographic, "10 perfect ways to cool off in the U.S.," 27 June 2019 The original bridge design incorporated a soaring, thin suspension bridge laid out as an elongated, horizontal curve over the interstate. Kevin Spear,, "Maitland I-4 pedestrian bridge design scaled back, now ‘accentuated by chain link’," 11 July 2019 On May 17, Gatlinburg took another step toward that goal with the opening of America’s longest pedestrian-only suspension bridge., "Take a luxury camping trip to the Great Smoky Mountains," 9 July 2019 Soak in the beauty of the ancient sandstone gorges and ravines, walk across the 200-foot suspension bridge and visit the nature center. Kellie Hwang, Indianapolis Star, "10 of the best campgrounds within a few hours of Indianapolis," 21 June 2019 First, Gatlinburg smashes the record for longest pedestrian-only suspension bridge in America. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, "Gatlinburg, Tennessee Sets Its Sights on Beating the Strangest Record This Fall," 13 June 2019 Cross a suspension bridge over Kršovec Gorge and continue towards the sleepy hamlet of Bovec, famed for its local cheeses. National Geographic, "Hiking the Alpe-Adria Trail through Austria, Slovenia, and Italy," 12 June 2019

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First Known Use of suspension bridge

1821, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of suspension bridge

: a bridge that is hung from two or more cables that are held up by towers

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