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transporter bridge

a bridge for carrying passengers and vehicles by means of a platform suspended from a trolley.
Also called ferry bridge.
Origin of transporter bridge
First recorded in 1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The transporter bridge in a primitive form has existed for some centuries, but its present design is of very modern growth.

    The Romance of Modern Mechanism Archibald Williams
  • An inquiry produced the information that they were the first instalment of a "transbordeur," or transporter bridge.

    The Romance of Modern Mechanism Archibald Williams
British Dictionary definitions for transporter bridge

transporter bridge

a bridge consisting of a movable platform suspended from cables, for transporting vehicles, etc, across a body of water
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