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Pontoon-bridge

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Pontoon-bridge a platform or roadway supported upon pontoons
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Quotations

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    “Imagination is the pontoon bridge making way for the timid feet of reason.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. ponton—L. pons, a bridge.

Usage

In literature:

At the same time the engineers were building pontoon bridges and smaller foot bridges.
"Winning a Cause" by John Gilbert Thompson and Inez Bigwood
Pontoon bridges and fascines in great numbers are being sent forward to the military foreposts.
"The Insurrection in Paris" by An Englishman: Davy
On Military Bridges with India Rubber Pontoons, Illustrated.
"Evenings at Donaldson Manor" by Maria J. McIntosh
To be an idler and watch the traffic going to and fro over the pontoon bridge which spans the Limfjord is a delightful way of passing the time.
"Denmark" by M. Pearson Thomson
The English brought up three field cannon and under protection of their scattering fire laid a pontoon bridge.
"Canada: the Empire of the North" by Agnes C. Laut
Only fit for pontoon bridges!
"Woman's Work in the Civil War" by Linus Pierpont Brockett
During the night the whole army was withdrawn, with as much secrecy as possible, across the pontoon bridges.
"Three Years in the Sixth Corps" by George T. Stevens
Beyond the burning town was the river, crossed now by six pontoon bridges.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
At this time the enemy were moving across their pontoon bridges and extending their skirmish-lines on the right and left.
"The Story of a Cannoneer Under Stonewall Jackson" by Edward A. Moore
It was past 4 a.m., January 27th, before the pontoon bridge at Trichardt's Drift was reached.
"The Second Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers in the South African War" by Cecil Francis Romer and Arthur Edward Mainwaring
They threw many pontoon bridges over to bear their troops.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VII (of VIII)" by Various
Pontoons were, therefore, brought forward, and materials prepared for building a couple of bridges.
"The Life and Public Services of James A. Garfield" by Emma Elizabeth Brown
An army arrives at a river across which it is decided to throw a pontoon bridge.
"The Romance of War Inventions" by Thomas W. Corbin
A third pontoon bridge was constructed at the lower end of the town.
"The Boys of '61" by Charles Carleton Coffin
A hurriedly-constructed pontoon bridge went drifting down-stream.
"The Woman of Mystery" by Maurice Leblanc
Exposed to heavy artillery fire while crossing pontoon bridge at Resaca.
"Under the Stars and Bars" by Walter A. Clark
They were crossing the bridge below, and a pontoon section had already begun its work under fire.
"At the Sign of the Sword" by William Le Queux
It consists of a pontoon with a bridge leading to it.
"The life of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Civil Engineer" by Isambard Brunel
The two correspondents almost fell through a pontoon bridge into the Conemaugh.
"History of the Johnstown Flood" by Willis Fletcher Johnson
As they drove upon the pontoon bridge, Louise looked back at the little town on the bluffs, and felt a momentary choking in her throat.
"Langford of the Three Bars" by Kate Boyles
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In news:

In preparation for the Allegheny 100 Challenge earlier this month, coordinators discovered a trail detour caused by four new beaver dams that necessitated construction of a pontoon bridge across a watery 66-foot span.
SHINE – The SR 104 Hood Canal Bridge closes to motor vehicles this afternoon as crews continue ballasting operations on the draw span pontoons.
The state Department of Transportation says the next pontoons for the new Highway 520 floating bridge are under construction in Aberdeen .
520 bridge gets new pontoons.
A pontoon 360 feet long is the biggest of the first six pontoons built in Aberdeen for the new state Route 520 floating bridge on Lake Washington at Seattle.
Acadia Parish Sheriff Wayne Melancon stated that his office received a call shortly before 4:00 pm on Monday afternoon concerning a fight at the Pontoon Bridge on Hwy 91.
Workers watch carefully as the first of the new 520 bridge pontoons is squeezed through the Ballard Locks as it makes its way to Lake Washington on Saturday, August 11, 2012.
Larose pontoon bridge closed for repairs.
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development says the pontoon bridge at Larose is closed to vehicles until further notice, while the department replaces timbers that have deteriorated.
Two years ago the city of Aberdeen celebrated news that 33 pontoons for the new 520 bridge would be built in the city.
Damage has been found in one of the large pontoons that are being built at Aberdeen for the new Highway 520 floating bridge across Lake Washington at Seattle.
More cracks in new pontoons for Seattle bridge.
This is raw footage from the Poulsbo Fire Department taken after a Hood Canal Bridge worker was injured Wednesday morning when he fell down a manhole into a pontoon.
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