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noun

a bridge that can open by pivoting on a central pier to let vessels pass.

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Origin of swing bridge

First recorded in 1700–10
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British Dictionary definitions for swing bridge

swing bridge

noun

Also called: pivot bridge, turn bridge a low bridge that can be rotated about a vertical axis, esp to permit the passage of shipsCompare drawbridge
NZ a pedestrian bridge over a river, suspended by heavy wire cables
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