- a bridge supported by pontoons.
Origin of pontoon bridge
First recorded in 1695–1705
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Examples from the Web for pontoon bridge
Already a pontoon-bridge has been thrown across the Marne at Meaux.Beyond the Marne
Chess, ches, n. one of the parallel planks of a pontoon-bridge—generally in pl.
A pontoon-bridge was at once begun, finished by night, and the troops began the passage.The Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman, Complete
William T. Sherman
The picket guard of the enemy was driven away, and soon the pontoon-bridge was in position.
A train had come in, bringing on it a pontoon-bridge which was to be thrown across the stream at Caperton.