Definition of Pontoon bridge

1. Noun. A temporary bridge built over a series of pontoons.

Exact synonyms: Bateau Bridge, Floating Bridge
Generic synonyms: Bridge, Span
Terms within: Pontoon

Definition of Pontoon bridge

1. Noun. A temporary bridge built over floating pontoons ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pontoon Bridge

pontine flexure
pontine gray matter
pontine haemorrhage
pontine nuclei
pontine veins
pontis nervi trigeminalis nucleus
pontobulbar body
pontocerebellar recess
pontomedullary groove
pontoon bridge (current term)
pontoon plane
pony cart
pony express
pony in the barn
pony keg
pony up

Literary usage of Pontoon bridge

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"A notable example of the type is the pontoon bridge built in 1873 across the ... A pontoon bridge over the Golden Horn at Constantinople is 1531 feet long ..."

2. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1902)
"In the United States Army, where the pontoon bridge was extensively and ... In the month of February, 1862, a pontoon bridge composed of «0 boats of a ..."

3. The Engineering Index Annual for by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1914)
"Pontoon« The New pontoon bridge at Constantinople. Illustrated description of a new bridge over the ... 38250 A. Projects for a pontoon bridge Over the ..."

4. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1868)
"The laying of the pontoon bridge was completed about midnight of the fourteenth, and the crossing of the balance of the army was rapidly pushed forward by ..."

5. International Cases: Arbitrations and Incidents Illustrative of by Ellery Cory Stowell, Henry Fraser Munro (1916)
"PRISONERS USED TO SCREEN A pontoon bridge (1914) "AFTER this came the general sack of the town. Many of the inhabitants who escaped the massacre were kept ..."

6. Military History of Ulysses S. Grant: From April, 1861, to April, 1865 by Adam Badeau (1885)
"... mauga—Laying of pontoon bridge—Crossing of Sherman's army—Arrival of Howard—Sherman moves on Missionary hills—Seizes first ..."

7. Report by United States Christian Commission Committee of Maryland (1864)
"Others crossed from Harrison's to Jordan's Point on boats A pontoon bridge is formed by anchoring flat bottomed boats with the current of a river at such ..."

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