What is bridge?

  • (noun): The link between two lenses; rests on nose.
    Synonyms: nosepiece
    See also — Additional definitions below


A bridge is a structure built to span physical obstacles such as a body of water, valley, or road, for the purpose of providing passage over the obstacle. There are many different designs that all serve unique purposes and apply to different situations. Designs of bridges vary depending on the function of the bridge, the nature of the terrain where the bridge is constructed, the material used to make it and the funds available to build it.

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Some articles on bridge:

Blackfriars Bridge - Decorations
... On the piers of the bridge are stone carvings of water birds by sculptor John Birnie Philip ... On the north side of the bridge is a statue of Queen Victoria (funded by Sir Alfred Seale Haslam), to whom the bridge was dedicated ...
Blackfriars Bridge - In Popular Culture
... The name was given to one of the Bailey Bridges over the Rhine River in 1945, by the Royal Engineers that built it ... In Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere, "Blackfriars Bridge" was named as the home of an unknown order of monks who held the key to an angelic prison ... The bridge is also featured in the lyrics of the songs "The Resurrectionist" by the Pet Shop Boys, and "Cold Bread" by Johnny Flynn The Sussex Wit ...
Ordsall Hall - Architecture
... One of them, running under the River Irwell to the Hanging Bridge Hotel, at the northern end of Deansgate, was described in 1900, following the rediscovery of the Hanging Bridge after it had been ... I was shown a door in Hanging Bridge Hotel cellar where the arches could be seen and a door made up.. ...
Bridge Monitoring
... to monitor the stress on large structures like bridges ... most common method is the use of an accelerometer, which is integrated into the bridge while it is being built ... is used for long-term surveillance of the bridge ...
Blackfriars Bridge
... Blackfriars Bridge is a road and foot traffic bridge over the River Thames in London, between Waterloo Bridge and Blackfriars Railway Bridge, carrying the A201 ...

More definitions of "bridge":

  • (verb): Connect or reduce the distance between.
    Synonyms: bridge over
  • (verb): Make a bridge across.
    Example: "Bridge a river"
  • (noun): Something resembling a bridge in form or function.
    Example: "His letters provided a bridge across the centuries"
  • (noun): A structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc..
    Synonyms: span
  • (verb): Cross over on a bridge.
  • (noun): The hard ridge that forms the upper part of the nose.
    Example: "Her glasses left marks on the bridge of her nose"
  • (noun): Any of various card games based on whist for four players.
  • (noun): A circuit consisting of two branches (4 arms arranged in a diamond configuration) across which a meter is connected.
    Synonyms: bridge circuit
  • (noun): An upper deck where a ship is steered and the captain stands.
    Synonyms: bridge deck
  • (noun): A wooden support that holds the strings up.
  • (noun): A denture anchored to teeth on either side of missing teeth.
    Synonyms: bridgework

Famous quotes containing the word bridge:

    Oh, who will now be able to relate how Pantagruel behaved in face of these three hundred giants! Oh my muse, my Calliope, my Thalie, inspire me now, restore my spirits, because here is the ass’s bridge of logic, here is the pitfall, here is the difficulty of being able to describe the horrible battle undertaken.
    François Rabelais (1494–1553)

    Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundations for a future of change, a bridge across our fears of what has never been before.
    Audre Lorde (1934–1992)

    In bridge clubs and in councils of state, the passions are the same.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)