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swing bridge

n
1. (Civil Engineering) Also called: pivot bridge or turn bridge a low bridge that can be rotated about a vertical axis, esp to permit the passage of ships. Compare drawbridge
2. (Civil Engineering) NZ a pedestrian bridge over a river, suspended by heavy wire cables
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Translations
جِسِر دَوّار مُتَحَرِّك
otočný most
drejebro
forgóhíd
sveiflubrú
otočný most
açılır kapanır köprü

swing bridge

nponte m girevole
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swing

(swiŋ) past tense, past participle swung (swaŋ) verb
1. to (cause to) move or sway in a curve (from side to side or forwards and backwards) from a fixed point. You swing your arms when you walk; The children were swinging on a rope hanging from a tree; The door swung open; He swung the load on to his shoulder.
2. to walk with a stride. He swung along the road.
3. to turn suddenly. He swung round and stared at them; He is hoping to swing the voters in his favour.
noun
1. an act, period, or manner, of swinging. He was having a swing on the rope; Most golfers would like to improve their swing.
2. a swinging movement. the swing of the dancers' skirts.
3. a strong dancing rhythm. The music should be played with a swing.
4. a change in public opinion etc. a swing away from the government.
5. a seat for swinging, hung on ropes or chains from a supporting frame etc.
ˈswinging adjective
fashionable and exciting. the swinging city of London.
swing bridge
a type of bridge that swings open to let ships pass.
swing door
a door that swings open in both directions.
be in full swing
to be going ahead, or continuing, busily or vigorously. The work was in full swing.
get into the swing (of things)
to begin to fit into a routine etc.
go with a swing
(of an organized event etc) to proceed or go easily and successfully.
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CAMPAIGNERS are keeping the pressure on Peel Ports to carry out a much-needed PS1.5m paint job on Warrington's swing bridges.
On Saturday, Canaries on Tour campaigners Helen Gurnani and Tanya Baker, who are battling to protect borough sites from development, visited the swing bridges and imitated painting them to draw attention to their condition.
A toll on the Tyne, Redheugh, and Swing bridges is one of two competing options being considered to slash dangerous levels of nitrogen dioxide on Tyneside's busiest routes, the other being a wider Clean Air Zone (CAZ) in which only high-polluting vehicles would be charged up to PS50 a day.
The High Level and Swing Bridges, early 20th century The High Level and Swing Bridges, today
Eight swing bridges for road crossings had to be designed in addition to fixed bridges, and a movable aqueduct was erected at Barton to carry the Bridgewater Canal over the Manchester Ship Canal.
A letter of objection to plans for the first of the swing bridges has been received from the joint fishing communities of South Wales.
At a time when the High Level and Swing Bridges were the only road structures linking Newcastle and Gateshead, our photo showed the need for the new Tyne Bridge which would open four years later.
COUNCIL chiefs are at loggerheads with Peel Ports over disruptions they claim the company is causing by opening its swing bridges too regularly.
The Tyne and Swing Bridges have been worked on for the past few weeks, but this morning maintenance work also starts on the busy Redheugh Bridge, threatening 40-minute delays.
The Hartley and Canning swing bridges will be overhauled at the same time.
"The bridge is typical of hydraulic swing bridges of that time but it is probably one of the finest ever built," George says.