pontoon bridge


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pontoon bridge

n.
A temporary floating bridge that uses pontoons for support. Also called bateau bridge.
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Noun1.pontoon bridge - a temporary bridge built over a series of pontoonspontoon bridge - a temporary bridge built over a series of pontoons
bridge, span - a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.
pontoon - (nautical) a floating structure (as a flat-bottomed boat) that serves as a dock or to support a bridge
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