swing bridge


: a bridge that can be moved or raised so that tall boats can pass under it

Examples of swing bridge in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The one Milo was bent over—folio 855 recto, with its design for a parabolic swing bridge—rested on the glass of an LED light box. Cullen Murphy, The Atlantic, 7 July 2023 Southport Island, Maine Boothbay Harbor ranks as one of the busiest tourist havens on Maine's MidCoast, but nearby Southport Island, accessible by a single swing bridge, has a more low-key vibe with old Cape Cod-style colonial houses, small country stores, and winding roads. Anne Olivia Bauso, Travel + Leisure, 25 Mar. 2023 The railroad crosses sensitive marine ecosystems over a swing bridge over the Swinomish Channel and a trestle across Padilla Bay within the reservation. Tribune Content Agency, oregonlive, 21 Mar. 2023

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“Swing bridge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swing%20bridge. Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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