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

Examples of suspension bridge in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Two centuries ago, when Staten Island was farmland dotted with fishing shacks and small villages rather than an urban borough connected to Brooklyn by a highway and a suspension bridge, the community was organized around oysters. Bill Mckibben, The New Yorker, 4 Aug. 2021 Arouca 516 has stolen the longest pedestrian suspension bridge title from the Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge in Switzerland, which spans 1,621 feet and opened in 2017. CNN, 29 Apr. 2021 The result: a list of 100 unique destinations, from the idyllic Portuguese town of Arouca, now home to the world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge, to the continent of Antarctica, which this December will experience a rare total solar eclipse. Time Staff, Time, 20 July 2021 Yoyogi's sweeping roof is anchored to earth and held up by steel cables — like a suspension bridge — and connects modern, western design with forms found in Japanese temples and shrines. Stephen Wade, ajc, 25 July 2021 The more than 26,300-foot structure is the longest suspension bridge in the Western Hemisphere. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 20 July 2021 There’s a climbing wall, suspension bridge, a maze, tunnels, and even a large adventure ship in this park that offers views of El Estero Lake and Monterey Bay. oregonlive, 5 July 2021 In June, Canada’s highest suspension bridge, the Golden Skybridge, debuted in British Columbia. Julia Eskins, Condé Nast Traveler, 29 June 2021 In recent years, China has undergone a glass suspension bridge craze, as local authorities seek to entice thrill seeking tourists to its mountain reaches. NBC News, 11 May 2021

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First Known Use of suspension bridge

1821, in the meaning defined above

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“Suspension bridge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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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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