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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The agency plans to begin work in mid-October to improve the narrow suspension bridge over the river and possibly pave the parking lot and access road if funds allow. Luke Thompson, The Seattle Times, "5,000 logs will be dropped into Yakima River tributaries to enhance ecosystem," 29 Sep. 2018 British Columbia's Whistler Blackcomb—one of the largest and most popular ski resorts in the world—just opened an insane new suspension bridge over the ski slopes on Whistler Mountain. Bridget Hallinan, Condé Nast Traveler, "Whistler Blackcomb's New Suspension Bridge Is Terrifying," 24 July 2018 Connected to the expansive lagoon-style pool complex, this oasis appeals to both kids and adults with a 280-foot slide, a lazy river, several terraced pools, and a jungle garden with a rope-and-wood suspension bridge. Alisha Prakash, USA TODAY, "10 Caribbean resorts with awesome water parks," 2 May 2018 On some blocks, the view is not of skyscrapers, suspension bridges or harbor-side statues, but something much more surprising: an ark’s worth of wildlife, spotted, striped and furry, frolicking in meadows and forests. New York Times, "West Farms, the Bronx: Flora, Fauna and Renewal," 13 June 2018 Europe’s highest suspension bridge perches you perfectly to see the whole Alps range. Jamie Moore, USA TODAY, "The world’s 10 most amazing suspension bridges," 26 Apr. 2018 The Art All Night festival is held in the Chambersburg neighborhood in a 50,000-square-foot building, once the site of a factory that made the wire for many U.S. suspension bridges, according to the event’s webpage. Zolan Kanno-youngs, WSJ, "Shooting at New Jersey Art Festival Leaves 22 People Injured," 17 June 2018 The rule of law in the United States is like a suspension bridge — still upright, but with cables snapping, one by one. Jonathan Chait, Daily Intelligencer, "The Rule of Law Is Crumbling Further Each Day Under Trump," 10 June 2018 The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge: A colossal expanse linking Brooklyn and Staten Island, once the longest suspension bridge in the world and a proud symbol of New York City’s history and urban geography. Vivian Wang, New York Times, "How Do You Solve a Problem Like the Verrazano? With an Extra Z," 7 June 2018

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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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