from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A bridge which carries a highway or foot-walk over another artificial line of travel, as a railway: in distinction from a crossing of the two ways at grade.


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  • Media reports suggest that the collision was so severe that the roof and the sides of one of the compartments mounted the over-bridge across the tracks in the station.

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  • The Maoists attempted to blow up the Manihari road over-bridge, using 'milk-can bombs', in a bid to disrupt the transport link between the target of the attack and the district headquarters at Sitamarhi.

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  • As the escalator only worked one way upwards, we used to keep going up using the escalator, running down the stairs on the other side and running round the over-bridge to go up again.

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  • "It is regrettable that the Royapuram station does not have a foot over-bridge since its inception," said S. Jayachandran, convenor, North Chennai Peoples 'Rights Federation.

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  • Railways would construct more under-passes, limited height sub-ways besides ROB/RUBs. "it is observed that people do not use foot over-bridge and walk along or cross the track, resulting in loss of lives", she added.

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  • The comment won loud applaud from hundreds of people in a small pandal prepared near the end of the newly inaugurated over-bridge in the Ghodasar area.

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  • "Such was the impact of the crash that one coach was flung onto an over-bridge," said Madan

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  • When an over-bridge was built at Churchgate a few decades ago, it fell into disuse after some time as passengers continued to risk life and limb darting across the street, than use the safer alternative.


  • The view from the over-bridge show scenes of a market with huge number of clients and many floating shops, selling a vast array of goods, on the footpaths. - Articles related to Garment workers in Bangladesh poorly paid, says Hasina

  • The area is generally known as Mirpur Gulchokkor (four way over-bridge). - Articles related to Garment workers in Bangladesh poorly paid, says Hasina


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