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cantilever bridge

Line breaks: can¦ti|lever bridge

Definition of cantilever bridge in English:

noun

A bridge in which each span is constructed from cantilevers built out sideways from piers.
Example sentences
  • From Spit Bridge - a cantilever bridge which opens twice a day to let tall-masted yachts pass underneath - the walk passes through a stand of lush vegetation and mudflats where heron hunt for fish.
  • The main line extended from Port Moody to Cisco, 136 miles, where a steel cantilever bridge was being constructed over the Fraser River.
  • Krogman also claims that when our prehuman ancestors were walking on all fours, the skeleton was arched like a cantilever bridge with the trunk and abdomen representing the load suspended from the half-circle weight-balanced arch.

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