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Pile bridge

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pile bridge a bridge of which the roadway is supported on piles.
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Usage

In literature:

The piles were thus shaken in the bottom, and were loosened under the bridge.
"Heimskringla" by Snorri Sturlason
To go back to the commencement, everything, streets, houses, and bridges are all built upon wooden piles driven into the ground.
"The Strand Magazine: Volume VII, Issue 37. January, 1894." by Edited by George Newnes
A mile west of Dunraven was Peach Creek, spanned by a wooden pile and stringer bridge.
"Danger Signals" by John A. Hill and Jasper Ewing Brady
The bridge was crowded with human figures, and on the line below men were working in the drift, amid piles of debris and splintered wood.
"The Danvers Jewels, and Sir Charles Danvers" by Mary Cholmondeley
They are the piles that upheld a bridge in the summer of 1814.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 11, No. 24, March, 1873" by Various
The piles of the Charles Bridge nearest to the left bank of the river stand on a little island called Kampa.
"From a Terrace in Prague" by Lieut.-Col. B. Granville Baker
The half-submerged willows were bending in the current and water-mark after water-mark disappeared on the bridge piles.
"The Man from the Bitter Roots" by Caroline Lockhart
Used for building construction, bridges, piles, masts, and spars.
"Seasoning of Wood" by Joseph B. Wagner
One day the elephants were taken to a place ten miles away to do useful work, such as to pile timber for building a bridge.
"The Wonders of the Jungle, Book Two" by Prince Sarath Ghosh
A supervisor from up the road brought the information that the wreckage at Johnstown was piled up forty feet above the bridge.
"The Johnstown Horror" by James Herbert Walker
First pile of London Bridge driven.
"Dickens' London" by Francis Miltoun
He was the architect of the bridge of Porta Pile in 1471, and to him the design of the Sponza is ascribed by some.
"The Shores of the Adriatic" by F. Hamilton Jackson
Between twenty and thirty bodies were counted among the piles of the railroad bridge between the island and Virginia Point.
"The Complete Story of the Galveston Horror" by Various
The Peace had licked up Agnew's thirty-foot piles and his bridge was not.
"Held for Orders" by Frank H. Spearman
With the last-named side there was a communication by means of a bridge, the piles of which are still visible.
"A Manual of the Antiquity of Man" by J. P. MacLean
He stood as motionless as a post or the pile of a bridge, to which a drowning person clings.
"On the Cross" by Wilhelmine von Hillern
The gleam of the piles threw as it were a fiery bridge across the river.
"With Fire and Sword" by Henryk Sienkiewicz
While they're wanting flumes and bridges everywhere, it's a game one can pile up dollars at.
"A Damaged Reputation" by Harold Bindloss
Alien hands erect our offices, rivet our bridges, and pile up the proud masonry of our monuments.
"They Who Knock at Our Gates" by Mary Antin
Others piled in a lot of dry railroad ties to be used in burning the bridges.
"Brave Deeds of Union Soldiers" by Samuel Scoville
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In news:

Harold Brander, of Ada, celebrated his 100th birthday with a family dinner, balloons, opening a pile of greeting cards and anticipating the formal celebration of the naming of a bridge in his name.
I had taken a ride up the Golden Road to take some pictures of a couple of favorite spots, the dri-ki piled up at the foot of Caribou Lake and Mount Katahdin from the Abol Bridge.
NATCHEZ — The wooden bridge on Adams County's rural Deerfield Road was closed Monday after a state inspector found its support pilings had begun to deteriorate.
Despite record snowfall and challenging conditions, the Williamsport to Pile Bay Road- Iliamna River Bridge No 2137 was repaired and opened 15 days earlier than anticipated on Saturday.
Three men and two women, all between the ages of 24 and 27, piled into a 12-foot rowboat sometime around 4:30 am and rowed out toward the Mathis Bridge, Toms River Police Sgt Jeff Lenox said.
Look for them around any structure, docks, pilings, bridges, as well as mangrove shorelines and potholes on the flats.
Bridge pilings can offer anglers a convoy of bass.
Using handcrafted knives, they shave down fingerboards, adjust soundposts and bridges and re-hair bows as piles of wood shavings accumulate at their feet.
Workers prepare to remove wood pilings in the Anacostia River to make room for a construction barge and new 11th Street bridges.
But rarely found in the wild, are nestled on the seabed of the Gorge waterway and cling to the pilings of the 78-year-old Craigflower Bridge, which is being replaced in a $10.8-million project.
Barges and heavy equipment soon will move into the Oregon Inlet as the N.C. Department of Transportation begins pile testing for a replacement for the Bonner Bridge.
"Experimental Study of Piles in Integral Abutment Bridges," International Journal of Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, 1997, Vol 15, 343-355.
Harold Brander, of Ada, celebrated his 100th birthday with a family dinner, balloons, opening a pile of greeting cards and anticipating the formal celebration of the naming of a bridge in his name.
Witnesses told police the car was speeding near the Oso Bridge (also known as the Mud Bridge) when it ran off the road and hit a dirt pile.
The average bridge piling supports about 500,000 pounds.
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