A bridge that can be swung back in a horizontal plane to allow tall vessels, etc. to pass.
A movablebridge that has as its primary structuralsupport a vertical locating pin and support ring, usually at or near to its centre of gravity, about which the turning span can then pivot horizontally.
Swing-bridge Sentence Examples
An iron swing-bridge connects the dock with the Great Northern railway.
The other, which is far the deeper of the two, is crossed by an iron swing-bridge, allowing for the passage of vessels.
This bridge, which dates from r896, replaced a smaller wooden swing-bridge erected in 1856.
bascule bridge was built in 1972, parallel to the swing bridge.
Came through the West Mills swing bridge with another boat that was just going through to turn.