Definition of suspension bridge in English:

suspension bridge


  • A bridge in which the weight of the deck is supported by vertical cables suspended from larger cables that run between towers and are anchored in abutments at each end.

    • ‘The aerial quality of a suspension bridge arching majestically from one shore to another catches the eye and sweeps up the imagination, and the immense span of the Humber Bridge makes it one of the most beautiful structures in the country.’
    • ‘A bridge lover rarely wants to drive across a massive suspension bridge, for example.’
    • ‘The narrow, castellated 1829 bridge is a repaired suspension bridge and bears a plaque dated 1865 on the Stockton steelwork.’
    • ‘The most striking piece of modern architecture is a suspension bridge, called the New Bridge, with only one pylon, where 80 metres high you will find a restaurant with a panoramic view of the city.’
    • ‘The two banks of the river are connected by a long suspension bridge and on our way, I saw many villagers carrying baskets, crossing the river by using ropes.’
    • ‘On the way back to the hotel, just before the approaches to the majestic suspension bridge that spans the river, the sky suddenly darkened and a violent snowstorm whirled out of nowhere.’
    • ‘The site, next to the suspension bridge near the village of Thorpe, belongs to a farmer whose livestock was destroyed in the foot-and-mouth crisis.’
    • ‘Then, encumbered with cameras, equipment and chemicals for processing, he embarked on a challenging expedition to Russia to photograph a suspension bridge under construction.’
    • ‘He methodically climbs the tree and, with no hesitation, like a trapeze artist without an audience, tiptoes across our suspension bridge.’
    • ‘The worst incident involved huge trucks breaking the wrap of the cables, which are critical to safety on the suspension bridge.’
    • ‘One of the more distinctive features of the breakwater design is a suspension bridge at the end of the structure, allowing members of the public to walk across the water to a viewing tower.’
    • ‘This changed with the steel Brooklyn Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in the world when it opened on May 24, 1883.’
    • ‘Follow the track from the town hall for about 30 yards and take a path to the right, which leads to a pedestrian suspension bridge.’
    • ‘In the 1920s the original bridge was dismantled to make way for the present suspension bridge.’
    • ‘When it opened on 24 May 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge was the longest suspension bridge in the world and among the most celebrated creations of the nineteenth century.’
    • ‘With both the world's longest suspension bridge and the longest cable-stayed span, the effort is indisputably an engineering tour-de-force.’
    • ‘Here, where the river takes a sharp U-turn, a suspension bridge connects the highway to a small mountain studded with a temple, a towering pagoda and a large golden statue of the Buddha.’
    • ‘In addition to sculptures, you'll take in views of a delightful hodgepodge of boats, backed by the new suspension bridge and, on a clear day, Mount Rainier.’
    • ‘It is a design and construction feat, being at the time the longest suspension bridge ever built and the first to be made from steel.’
    • ‘It was a wooden suspension bridge that stretched far.’


suspension bridge

/səˈspenSHən brij/