What is bridge?

  • (verb): Connect or reduce the distance between.
    Synonyms: bridge over
    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 ...
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 ... I was shown a door in Hanging Bridge Hotel cellar where the arches could be seen and a door made up.. ...
Bridge Monitoring
... There are several methods used to monitor the stress on large structures like bridges ... of an accelerometer, which is integrated into the bridge while it is being built ... This technology 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 road ...
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 ...

More definitions of "bridge":

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

Famous quotes containing the word bridge:

    Home! Yes! she would see Trafalgar Square, again; and Nelson on his plinth; and Chelsea Bridge as it dissolved into the Thames at twilight ... and St. Paul’s, the single Amazon breast of her beloved native city.
    Angela Carter (1940–1992)

    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)

    London Bridge is broken down,
    Dance o’er my lady lee,
    London Bridge is broken down,
    With a gay lady.
    How shall we build it up again?
    Dance o’er my lady lee,
    —Unknown. London Bridge (l. 1–6)