Suspension Bridge

Bridges in which the roadway is suspended from cables, ropes, or chains attached to natural or constructed supports. The term applies both to primitive and massively engineered structures that share this basic principle.

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Go Historic ID
381
Names
suspension bridge
suspension bridges
suspension-bridge
suspended bridges
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bridges, suspended
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bridges of suspension
bridge of suspension
suspended chain bridges
suspended chain bridge
bridges, suspension American English
suspension-bridges British English
hangbruggen Dutch
hangbrug Dutch
kettingbruggen Dutch
ponts suspendus French
pont suspendu French
puentes colgantes Spanish
puente colgante Spanish

More Definitions

Bridges in which the roadway is suspended from cables, ropes, or chains attached to natural or constructed supports. The term applies both to primitive and massively engineered structures that share this basic principle.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300007868. The J. Paul Getty Trust.