from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A bridge which may be raised to admit of the passage of a boat.
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“For the lift-bridge … There are three of them in the town …”
There were only two lamps to light up the scene: one in the middle of the lift-bridge before the lock, the other on the barge which was continuing to rise fast.
Leaving our little town by motor we crossed the canal by the lift-bridge after waiting to allow three Dutch barges to pass through.
The lift-bridge control tower likely will be out of service for some time, Anderson said.
He crossed the town without seeing anything, his hands in his pockets, and had to wait for five minutes beside the canal, because the lift-bridge was up and a heavily loaded barge was moving along at a snail’s pace, dragging its flat belly along the canal bed, from which the mud was rising to the surface together with bubbles of air.