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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Platform-bridge (Amer.) a movable gangway between the platforms of two railway carriages
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. plate-forme, 'flat form.'


In literature:

Meantime the three children were on the platform at Sethley Bridge, on the Midland main line, two miles from home.
"Sons and Lovers" by David Herbert Lawrence
The armed men on the platform sprang on the bridge, led by Baldwyn.
"The Cloister and the Hearth" by Charles Reade
They climbed to a platform on the bridge-pier and stood for some minutes, shivering in the wind.
"The Girl From Keller's" by Harold Bindloss
Those on the platform could see a horseman galloping across the bridge.
"The World For Sale, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
The ancient bridge still crosses the river, but the central arch having been broken away, is replaced with a wooden platform.
"The Lands of the Saracen" by Bayard Taylor
This platform was on a bridge that crossed the river.
"Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland" by Joseph Tatlow
We were on the observation platform together when the railway-car went over the bridge.
"Swirling Waters" by Max Rittenberg
Beyond this outwork two arches of the bridge were cut and replaced by a movable platform.
"The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2 (of 2)" by Anatole France
The main girders rest on the revolving platform, and the ends of the bridge are circular arcs fitting the fixed roadway.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
We crossed the bridge, passed through a tunnel-arcade, and came out to a platform which was at the base of a skeleton tower.
"Tarrano the Conqueror" by Raymond King Cummings
She stopped terrified on the platform of the rock, and hesitated about crossing the unsafe bridge.
"The Lost Manuscript" by Gustav Freytag
It is the flour factory near the bridge, and its cement platform still dominates the valley of the Yser.
"Dixmude" by Charles Le Goffic
Carried upon the bridge is a platform which bears a number of instruments, chief among which is a self-recording dynamometer.
"The Romance of War Inventions" by Thomas W. Corbin
The Seine, which was of a yellowish colour, almost reached the platforms of the bridges.
"Sentimental Education Vol 1" by Gustave Flaubert
The armed men on the platform sprang on the bridge, led by Baldwyn.
"School Reading by Grades" by James Baldwin
Quietly he made his way to the platform and awaited orders from the bridge.
"The Wireless Officer" by Percy F. Westerman
The armed men on the platform sprang on the bridge, led by Baldwyn.
"The Cloister and the Hearth" by Charles Reade
About one-half of the men were sent to the platform of the bridge, climbing up the embankment a short distance beyond the wall.
"In The Saddle" by Oliver Optic
On the top were placed oak platforms, which support the trusses of the bridge.
"The life of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Civil Engineer" by Isambard Brunel

In news:

The new Terex Hydra Platforms HPT 11/38 truck-mounted under-bridge access platform from Terex Roadbuilding is the company's first cross model, matching the trailer platform with a truck chassis.
Caspio launches a search engine optimization (SEO) service and the latest version of cloud-based Web application platform Bridge Version 6.5, aimed at cost-conscious businesses.
Caspio Releases Web Application Platform Bridge 6.5.
Platforms are located on the Mauricetown Bridge, County Route 670, and just west of Route 47 near the Dorchester Wawa.
A subcontractor was working on a catwalk platform in the middle of the bridge when it flipped over.
In 1982, Governor John Spellman vetoed a bill passed by the Legislature that would have allowed Chicago Bridge and Iron to build oil platforms at the Gateway Pacific terminal at Cherry Point.
Perched on a boulder just offshore and connected to land by a suspended bridge, our dive platform also doubles as a tourist restaurant during the day.

In science:

In this section, we turn to one of the exploitations: how the notation census will be exploited for the purposes of the Math-Bridge pro ject and how the ActiveMath platform can be endowed to honour the cultural contexts by presenting mathematical formulæ in a customizable way.
Notations Around the World: Census and Exploitation
Math-Bridge intends to use the rich formulæ rendering of the ActiveMath platform, coupled with other personalization features of this web-platform.
Notations Around the World: Census and Exploitation
Adapters were employed to provide the bridge between the framework and agent platforms. In this way, adding support for a new system only requires the writing of the appropriate wrappers. The following diagrams (Fig. 1 and Fig. 2) illustrate the most relevant adapter hierarchies and their position in the system.
A framework of reusable structures for mobile agent development