Tubular bridge

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a bridge in the form of a hollow trunk or rectangular tube, with cellular walls made of iron plates riveted together, as the Britannia bridge over the Menai Strait, and the Victoria bridge at Montreal.
a bridge in the form of a hollow trunk or tube, made of iron plates riveted together, as the Victoria bridge over the St. Lawrence, at Montreal, Canada, and the Britannia bridge over the Menai Straits.

See also: Bridge, Tubular

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Comprising of suspension tubular bridges, caves, steps, and tunnels carved through the spectacular rock face, The Gobbins is a reimagined treasure that has brought what was once a thriving 1900's hotspot into the 21st century.
PiteEN has three tubular bridges all of which are major corrosion damage to a high risk of collapse.
He oversaw the building of many bridges, particularly the innovative tubular bridges in North Wales, and was influential in the development of England's railway network.
The resulting steel-and-glass structu on the river Mur is attached to the rest of the city by tubular bridges and accommodates 300 visitors at a time for musical and arts presentations.
The Wonders of the Menai Suspension and Tubular Bridges, a tinted lithograph with hand colouring,by J Fagan was published by S Hughes,Bangor,in 1850.
Clockwise from left: Bangor looks the rural idyll in this undated view by Thomas Picken worth pounds 100-pounds 150; PenrhynCastle, also by Thomas Picken,circa 1845 and worth pounds 150-pounds 200; TheWonders of the Menai Suspension and Tubular Bridges by J Fagan,published in 1850 and now worth pounds 100-pounds 150; a lithograph by John Cooke Bourne (1839) shows navvies hard at work - one of set of 30, together they are worth pounds 1,000-1,500
Tourists have the chance to discover the coastal wonder which consists of suspension tubular bridges, caves, steps and tunnels carved through the spectacular rock face.
The tubular bridges in Islandmagee, Co Antrim, were a top visitor attraction around 100 years ago and were said to be more popular than the Giant's Causeway.