Swinging bridge


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Swinging bridge

1. Colloquially, a short suspension bridge across a creek or small river. Generally, such bridges were built without benefit of engineering help and from whatever appropriate materials could be found locally.
2. An alternative to a drawbridge. In this case, a section of the bridge pivoted on a single pier and could be rotated horizontally to allow boat passage on either side of the pier.
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The bridge in the foreground of the photograph was opened in 1932 and replaced a swinging bridge that was used during The War Between the States.
The Morton family will continue to operate the onsite nature center, wildlife habitats and swinging bridge.
Swinging Bridge at The Chapin Estate, 48 scenic home sites ranging in size from five to eight acres, set in 5,600 acres of wilderness and bordering the spectacular Swinging Bridge Reservoir in Sullivan Country, N.
The Swinging Bridge home sites are set among stately pine, birch and hemlock trees, and alongside the beautiful, deep blue waters of the reservoir.
Thirty-five of the sites in Swinging Bridge at The Chapin Estate are directly on the waterfront.
Home-sites at the enclave known as Swinging Bridge at The Chapin Estate are just becoming available.
These sites are set in heavily wooded rolling hills on the shores of lively, active nine-mile Swinging Bridge Reservoir.