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
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drejebro
forgóhíd
sveiflubrú
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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.
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Tommy Ferens who lived in poverty and would stand halfway on the Swing Bridge to avoid being arrested
Its three predecessors -the Roman, Medieval and Georgian versions -stood where the Swing Bridge is today.
40am on Monday after reports of a man 'in distress' in the water, close to Barton Swing Bridge.
Peters Canal National Historic Sites one-lane swing bridge was built in 1936.
NARROWBOATS leaving a Liverpool canal festival were caught up in an unusual type of traffic jam when a swing bridge broke down.
DOZENS of people were left stranded after a swing bridge became stuck.
The new crossing would replace the existing footbridge installed after the removal of an earlier swing bridge by the Teesside Development Corporation.
recently completed the first step in what's hoped to be the rehabilitation of the town of Milford's historic Swing Bridge.
CCTV shows Mrs Allan walking close to the River Tyne, heading quickly towards the Swing Bridge, before she moves out of shot.
As this kind of vehicle lacks a suspension system, a swing bridge is set between the rear body and the rear axle so that each wheel will always touch the ground while driving to increase the driving force, as shown in Figure 1(b).