Pontoon Bridges

Bridges, generally temporary, with decks supported on low flat-bottomed or hollow floats; often used by the military for river crossings. Permanent pontoon bridges may be used for crossings where it is not feasible to suspend a bridge from anchored piers.

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Go Historic ID
3345
Names
pontoon bridges
pontoon bridge
bridges, pontoon
floating bridges
ponton bridges
pontoon-bridges
pontonbruggen Dutch
pontonbrug Dutch
schipbrug Dutch
schipbruggen Dutch
puentes de barcas Spanish
puente de barcas Spanish
pontón de barcas Spanish

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Bridges, generally temporary, with decks supported on low flat-bottomed or hollow floats; often used by the military for river crossings. Permanent pontoon bridges may be used for crossings where it is not feasible to suspend a bridge from anchored piers.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300007849. The J. Paul Getty Trust.