floating bridge

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n floating bridge a temporary bridge built over a series of pontoons
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Floating bridge (Mil) A bridge consisting of rafts or timber, with a floor of plank, supported wholly by the water; a bateau bridge.
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Usage

In literature:

The body of the dog was subsequently found floating in the water near a bridge.
"Telepathy" by W. W. Baggally
They descended from Heaven on the floating bridge and landed on the island.
"Japanese Fairy World" by William Elliot Griffis
We'uns cross one river, musta been de Mississippi, and drives on a big bridge and dey floats dat bridge right 'cross dat river.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves." by Work Projects Administration
In August, 1897, the body of a naked man was found floating near the Tower Bridge.
"Scotland Yard" by George Dilnot
The floating bridge was considered an effectual impediment to the enemy's fleet.
"The Student's Life of Washington; Condensed from the Larger Work of Washington Irving" by Washington Irving
Under the main bridge of Jeddo lies our Phantom Ship, and from the heart of that great city of the East we float out to the sea.
"The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 4, July, 1851" by Various
The trestle bridge has a great advantage over the floating bridge if the height of the water varies at all, as for instance, with the tide.
"The Romance of War Inventions" by Thomas W. Corbin
Bridge and carriage float past, a flock of croaking ravens flying about them.
"The Green Book" by Mór Jókai
He can't cross here with his heavy cavalry, but will be obliged to turn back to the floating bridge.
"The Baron's Sons" by Mór Jókai
A floating bridge, which rested only on clouds, afforded a passage across it.
"Fairy Tales From all Nations" by Anthony R. Montalba
Just a straight version of how your sailboat upset and what you saw as it floated down toward the bridge.
"Saboteurs on the River" by Mildred A. Wirt
A bridge became blocked by floating debris and crumbled before the flood.
"The Revellers" by Louis Tracy
They sought to escape by the improvised bridge under which Poitevin let his burning barges float.
"The Executioner's Knife" by Eugène Sue
A ferry and a floating bridge connect it with Portsmouth.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 3" by Various
Enemy forces higher up the river then threw a floating bridge across at Ca' Sacco.
"Current History: A Monthly Magazine of the New York Times, May 1918" by Various
The city is situated opposite Calcutta, with which it is connected by a floating bridge.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 7" by Various
It was a floating bridge, built of logs.
"The Dorrance Domain" by Carolyn Wells
A car was waiting at the floating bridge that led to the pier-head and Marston helped Wyndham in.
"Wyndham's Pal" by Harold Bindloss
The second tube was floated in a similar manner to the first, and the bridge was completed shortly afterwards.
"The life of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Civil Engineer" by Isambard Brunel
His guards led forward; under their tread a floating bridge rang hollow, and the water gurgled up around the casks.
"God Wills It!" by William Stearns Davis
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In poetry:

And as the moon from some dark gate of cloud
Throws o'er the sea a floating bridge of light,
Across whose trembling planks our fancies crowd
Into the realm of mystery and night,--
"Haunted Houses. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"Sail on!" it says, "sail on, ye stately ships!
And with your floating bridge the ocean span;
Be mine to guard this light from all eclipse,
Be yours to bring man nearer unto man!"
"By The Seaside : The Lighthouse" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In news:

There is a good "put-in" spot there for your float down to the Winnebago County Forest Preserve District's canoe launch on Yale Bridge Road.
'Food Bridge' wins design contest for old 520 floating bridge .
Idea for old Seattle floating bridge : cemetery.
Emergency repairs will continue on SR 520 floating bridge WSDOT.
Hollenbeck Park Floating Bridge .
Tolling on 520 floating bridge begins.
Passersby spotted the torso floating near the Rainbow Bridge on Wednesday afternoon.
40 pm, a boater just south of the Steel Bridge reported seeing a body floating in the river, according to a release from the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office.
The state Department of Transportation says the next pontoons for the new Highway 520 floating bridge are under construction in Aberdeen .
A state design task force for the new Tappan Zee Bridge has picked a construction company that may have a leg up on its competitors: it's owns one of the continent's largest floating cranes .
Front Runner For New TZ Bridge Has a Secret Weapon: A Floating Crane. Posted on December 7, 2012 at 9:57 am by Politics on the Hudson in.
Front Runner For New TZ Bridge Has a Secret Weapon: A Floating Crane.
Bridges plays Captain Christopher Sheldon, skipper of the Albatross, a floating school for troubled boys.
GLOUCESTER — For more than two decades the idea has floated around to build a second bridge to connect.
Damage has been found in one of the large pontoons that are being built at Aberdeen for the new Highway 520 floating bridge across Lake Washington at Seattle.
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