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bowstring bridge


from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a bridge formed of an arch of timber or iron, often braced, the thrust of which is resisted by a tie forming a chord of the arch.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A bridge in which the horizontal thrust of the arch is sustained by a horizontal tie attached as nearly as possible at the chord-line of the arch. Also called tension-bridge.


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