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Pontoon bridges (Pdybmdn)

Definition
Structures with an adjustable apron to connect tracks on land with those on a car float, thus permitting rail cars to be transferred between the land and car float at varying water levels. (Source: AASHTO Glossary)
Use For
Floating bridges
Broader Term
Types of bridges by design (Pdybmd)
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Arch bridges (Pdybmdb)
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Long span bridges (Pdybmdh)
Jointless bridges (Pdybmdi)
Movable bridges (Pdybmdj)
Narrow bridges (Pdybmdm)
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Skew bridges (Pdybmdr)
Suspension bridges (Pdybmds)
Trestles (Pdybmdt)
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Viaducts (Pdybmdx)
Related Terms (Associative)
Floating structures (Pmhyf)