lift bridge

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Noun1.Lift bridge - a bridge that can be raised to block passage or to allow boats or ships to pass beneath itlift bridge - a bridge that can be raised to block passage or to allow boats or ships to pass beneath it
bridge, span - a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.
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Parking in and around the lift bridge and Regent Road was a nightmare.
While work on Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust's Tamworth Road site has been temporarily suspended, the work party has moved to Darnford Moors where shuttering put in place to line the canal banks when the lift bridge was installed had to be replaced.
Newport Lift Bridge was a showpiece for the area's engineering skills when it was built by Dorman Long in 1934; the solution to the problems posed by low-lying riverbanks, and the need to allow shipping to reach Stockton's wharves.
Since it opened, the Lift Bridge carried thousands of motorists between the two States on Minnesota Highway 36 and Wisconsin Highway 64.
Steve said: "The most historically significant structure on the canal is the lift bridge at Quay Street off St Andrews Road, colloquially known as the 'Loco' or sometimes as Turn Bridge.
The Helix project comprises a number of elements to address this issue, including a new stretch of canal, new sea lock, new lift bridge, a box bridge (under the M9) and associated infrastructure to make the site accessible and useful to the public, like cycleways.
A main part of the project is the one kilometre extension of the Forth & Clyde Canal, the construction of a new sea lock at the River Carron and lift bridge on Kerse Road - both of which will allow larger and more varied boats to enter the Lowlands waterways for the first time.
The Steel Bridge over the Willamette River is unique as a telescoping, double-deck, vertical lift bridge.
This is an aerial picture showing part of the central section of the new lift bridge for the $195m Jacques Chaban-Delmas bridge being moved into place on the Garonne River in South West France.
The 73-year-old lift bridge connecting Portsmouth to Kittery was shut down in January after its center span got stuck during a routine test.
The city opened the new AMSOIL arena on its waterfront in late 2010, which replaced the nearby Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC) close to its famous lift bridge.
His bridge credits span nearly a dozen states, from the Verrazano Narrows and George Washington bridges in New York to the Carlton Lift bridge in Bath, Maine and the Third and Fourth street bridges in San Francisco, Calif.