Movable Bridges

Bridges with one or more spans that are lifted, raised, turned, or slid from their normal position to allow passage of navigation. Examples are vertical-lift bridges, drawbridges, transporter bridges, and swing or pivot bridges.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
3347
Names
movable bridges
movable bridge
bridges, movable
beweegbare bruggen Dutch
beweegbare brug Dutch
puentes movedizos Spanish
puente movedizo Spanish

More Definitions

Bridges with one or more spans that are lifted, raised, turned, or slid from their normal position to allow passage of navigation. Examples are vertical-lift bridges, drawbridges, transporter bridges, and swing or pivot bridges.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300007857. The J. Paul Getty Trust.