Definition of swing bridge in English:

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swing bridge

Pronunciation: /ˈswiNG ˌbrij/

noun

A bridge over water that can be rotated horizontally to allow ships through.
Example sentences
  • The gem in the crown is the cable-stayed swing bridge over the Ouse itself.
  • She said that for access to the site, the developers would be willing to provide either a fixed bridge or a swing bridge to replace the present bridge over the canal.
  • The six-mile bypass, which is due to open later this year, will include a new swing bridge over the River Ouse as well as five other bridges and four roundabouts.

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