from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A temporary floating bridge that uses pontoons for support. Also called bateau bridge.
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- n. A temporary bridge built over floating pontoons
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See under Pontoon.
- n. a bridge formed with pontoons.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a temporary bridge built over a series of pontoons
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Powell Hill received orders to cross the pontoon bridge above Drewry's Bluff and await developments.
Alexander took one look at the Hydaspes and sent Coenus back to the Indus to dismantle the pontoon bridge that Hephaestion had built and bring the boats to him in pieces.
These troops crossed the James on the pontoon bridge below Richmond.8
They contemplated that Sherman's column, which was arriving by the north bank of the Tennessee, should cross the river on a pontoon bridge just below the mouth of Chickamauga Creek and carry the northern extremity of Missionary Ridge as far as the railroad tunnel; that the Army of the Cumberland -
When he at last came down from the high mountains and arrived at the Indus, Alexander found that Hephaestion had finished a large pontoon bridge of boats across the wide river.
Alexander had sent his best friend, Hephaestion, ahead earlier with an engineering corps to build a pontoon bridge across the river.
General Hooker had recrossed the river, spreading pine-boughs on the pontoon bridge to muffle the sound of his artillery-wheels.
With that, Early bade another staff officer, Major John Daniel, go to the pontoon bridge and get any news the fugitives brought.
As soon as it had seemed probable on the fourteenth that Grant might cross the James, Hoke's division was ordered to the pontoon bridge above Drewry's Bluff.