bowstring bridge

noun
: a bridge with bowstring girders

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  • Bowstring bridge — Bowstring Bow string , n. 1. The string of a bow. [1913 Webster] 2. A string used by the Turks for strangling offenders. [1913 Webster] {Bowstring bridge}, a bridge formed of an arch of timber or iron, often braced, the thrust of which is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bowstring — Bow string , n. 1. The string of a bow. [1913 Webster] 2. A string used by the Turks for strangling offenders. [1913 Webster] {Bowstring bridge}, a bridge formed of an arch of timber or iron, often braced, the thrust of which is resisted by a tie …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bowstring girder — Bowstring Bow string , n. 1. The string of a bow. [1913 Webster] 2. A string used by the Turks for strangling offenders. [1913 Webster] {Bowstring bridge}, a bridge formed of an arch of timber or iron, often braced, the thrust of which is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bowstring hemp — Bowstring Bow string , n. 1. The string of a bow. [1913 Webster] 2. A string used by the Turks for strangling offenders. [1913 Webster] {Bowstring bridge}, a bridge formed of an arch of timber or iron, often braced, the thrust of which is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bridge No. L-5573 — U.S. National Register of Historic Places …   Wikipedia

  • Bowstring girder — Girder Gird er, n. [From {Gird} to encircle.] [1913 Webster] 1. One who, or that which, girds. [1913 Webster] 2. (Arch. & Engin.) A main beam; a stright, horizontal beam to span an opening or carry weight, such as ends of floor beams, etc.; hence …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bridge — This article is about the structure. For other uses, see Bridge (disambiguation). The Akashi Kaikyō Bridge in Japan, the world s longest suspension span …   Wikipedia

  • bridge — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. span, trestle, viaduct, causeway; auction or contract bridge, whist (See amusement). v. t. connect, span, link, cross. See connection, crossing. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [An elevated structure] Syn.… …   English dictionary for students

  • Braunstone Gate Bridge — Infobox Bridge bridge name= Bowstring Bridge caption=Braunstone Gate Bridge showing lattice girders official name=Braunstone Gate Bridge carries=Great Central Railway (1899 1969) Great Central Way (until 1997) crosses=River Soar and Western… …   Wikipedia

  • Tied-arch bridge — Fremont Bridge in Portland, Oregon is the second longest tied arch bridge in the world. In this case the half arches on either end of the bridge terminate atop slender raised piers. The horizontal forces of the main arch and the outer half arches …   Wikipedia

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