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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In this case, the landmark vertical lift bridge was fitted with 40 self-diagnosing sensors that provide researchers, engineers and the general public with information about structural performance, like weight on the bridge, the behavior of the towers during a bridge lift, strain and acceleration, as well as traffic patterns, weather conditions, sea level and tidal information.
The Newport Bridge opened in 1934 and was once the largest vertical lift bridge of its type in the world.
The Fairport lift bridge, which travels over Main Street, will close in early September this year and the roughly 16,000 vehicles who use the bridge daily will be detoured onto Turk Hill, Ayrault and Whitney roads.
The Wells Street job, which took nine months to complete, added a bicycle lane to the lift bridge, which was built in 1985.
A three-mile, four-lane connection to Wisconsin State Highway 64 from the new bridge had to be built, as did an overpass near the interchange of Wisconsin River Road and County Highway E.<br />And the historic Stillwater Lift Bridge had to be preserved for use by cyclists and pedestrians.<br />More than 600 workers were on the project at its peak.
Kimberley Crowe O'Neill There's graffiti on the Turnbridge Lift Bridge, Broad Canal (back of Sainsbury's) and the whole of the area to the back of the old Sports Centre has graffiti, as does a large part of Birkby.
Parking in and around the lift bridge and Regent Road was a nightmare.
The project replaces the Stillwater Lift Bridge, which was dedicated more than 80 years ago.
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. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of its completion in 2012, a volunteer with the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society traces its history as a conduit for transportation modes from trains to light-rail, and its role in the city's development.
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.