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suspension bridge

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noun
  1. a bridge having a deck suspended from cables anchored at their extremities and usually raised on towers.

Origin of suspension bridge

First recorded in 1815–25
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Examples from the Web for suspension bridge

Historical Examples

  • The suspension-bridge is thrown; and the Spider can set out.

    The Life of the Spider

    J. Henri Fabre

  • Crossing the suspension-bridge, we reached the Leopoldo railway without entering the city.

  • The living chain stretched across the igaripé from tree to tree, and, curving slightly, hung like a suspension-bridge!

  • The solid bricks of the pavement suddenly trembled under her feet as though she were passing over a suspension-bridge.

    The Price of Love

    Arnold Bennett

  • The living chain stretched across the igaripé from tree to tree, and, curving slightly, hung like a suspension-bridge.


British Dictionary definitions for suspension bridge

suspension bridge

noun
  1. a bridge that has a deck suspended by cables or rods from other cables or chains that hang between two towers and are anchored at both ends
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