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Floating bridge
Floating Float"ing, a. 1. Buoyed upon or in a fluid; a, the floating timbers of a wreck; floating motes in the air. 2. Free or lose from the usual attachment; as, the floating ribs in man and some other animals. 3. Not funded; not fixed, invested, or determined; as, floating capital; a floating debt. Trade was at an end. Floating capital had been withdrawn in great masses from the island. --Macaulay. Floating anchor (Naut.), a drag or sea anchor; drag sail. Floating battery (Mil.), a battery erected on rafts or the hulls of ships, chiefly for the defense of a coast or the bombardment of a place. Floating bridge. (a) A bridge consisting of rafts or timber, with a floor of plank, supported wholly by the water; a bateau bridge. See Bateau. (b) (Mil.) A kind of double bridge, the upper one projecting beyond the lower one, and capable of being moved forward by pulleys; -- used for carrying troops over narrow moats in attacking the outworks of a fort. (c) A kind of ferryboat which is guided and impelled by means of chains which are anchored on each side of a stream, and pass over wheels on the vessel, the wheels being driven by stream power. (d) The landing platform of a ferry dock. Floating cartilage (Med.), a cartilage which moves freely in the cavity of a joint, and often interferes with the functions of the latter. Floating dam. (a) An anchored dam. (b) A caisson used as a gate for a dry dock. Floating derrick, a derrick on a float for river and harbor use, in raising vessels, moving stone for harbor improvements, etc. Floating dock. (Naut.) See under Dock. Floating harbor, a breakwater of cages or booms, anchored and fastened together, and used as a protection to ships riding at anchor to leeward. --Knight. Floating heart (Bot.), a small aquatic plant (Limnanthemum lacunosum) whose heart-shaped leaves float on the water of American ponds. Floating island, a dish for dessert, consisting of custard with floating masses of whipped cream or white of eggs. Floating kidney. (Med.) See Wandering kidney, under Wandering. Floating light, a light shown at the masthead of a vessel moored over sunken rocks, shoals, etc., to warn mariners of danger; a light-ship; also, a light erected on a buoy or floating stage. Floating liver. (Med.) See Wandering liver, under Wandering. Floating pier, a landing stage or pier which rises and falls with the tide. Floating ribs (Anat.), the lower or posterior ribs which are not connected with the others in front; in man they are the last two pairs. Floating screed (Plastering), a strip of plastering first laid on, to serve as a guide for the thickness of the coat. Floating threads (Weaving), threads which span several other threads without being interwoven with them, in a woven fabric.

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- The Evergreen Point Floating Bridge, also known as the 520 Bridge and officially the Governor Albert D. Rosellini Bridge, carries Washington State Route...
- The Cowes Floating Bridge is a vehicular chain ferry which crosses the River Medina on the Isle of Wight, off the south coast of England. The ferry crosses...
- Hood Canal Bridge Hood Canal Bridge The Hood Canal Bridge (officially William A. Bugge Bridge) is a floating bridge in the northwest United States, located...
- Floating bridge may refer to: Pontoon bridge Submerged floating tunnel Vlotbrug, a design of retractable pontoon bridge used in the Dutch province of...
- Floating Bridge (Arabic: الجسر العائم‎) is a pontoon bridge (floating bridge) located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The bridge was built between Al Garhoud...
- Memorial Bridge is a floating bridge in the Seattle metropolitan area of the U.S. state of Washington. It is one of the Interstate 90 floating bridges that...
- A pontoon bridge (or ponton bridge), also known as a floating bridge, uses floats or shallow-draft boats to support a continuous deck for pedestrian and...
- 1°23′13″W / 50.898811°N 1.386928°W / 50.898811; -1.386928 The Woolston Floating Bridge was a cable ferry that crossed the River Itchen in England between...
- Lake Floating Bridge is a floating bridge that carries Vermont Route 65 across Sunset Lake in Brookfield, Vermont, United States. The first bridge on this...
- The PMP Floating Bridge (Russian: Понтонно-мостовой парк, ПМП "pontoon / bridge park") is a type of mobile pontoon bridge designed by the Soviet Union...