swing bridge

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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
Translations
جِسِر دَوّار مُتَحَرِّك
otočný most
drejebro
forgóhíd
sveiflubrú
otočný most
açılır kapanır köprü

swing bridge

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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.
References in periodicals archive ?
COUNCIL chiefs are at loggerheads with Peel Ports over disruptions they claim the company is causing by opening its swing bridges too regularly.
A Peel spokesman said: "We are somewhat disappointed by Warrington Borough Council's comments regarding the swing bridges in Warrington as we have been engaged in active - and what we thought was constructive - dialogue with the cabinet member for transportation as well as with other senior highways officials within the council.
If you go to places like New York, they've got more modern swing bridges but hydraulic engineering hasn't changed massively.
FOR 23 years George Fenwick, of Wallsend, has manned the River Tyne Swing Bridge, opening up both road and water to cars and ships alike.
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.
When ships need to pass along the Manchester Ship Canal, the iron caisson of the aqueduct turns like a swing bridge upon a central pier.
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.
A letter of objection to plans for the first of the swing bridges has been received from the joint fishing communities of South Wales.
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.