Folding bridge

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Folding bridge
Ancestor Plate girder bridge
Related Lift bridge, submersible bridge, retractable bridge
Descendant None
Carries Automobiles, pedestrians
Span range Short
Material Steel
Movable Yes
Design effort High
Falsework required No

A folding bridge is a type of movable bridge.

An example of a folding bridge is the Hörnbrücke (Hörn Bridge) in the city of Kiel in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein. It is a three-segment bascule bridge that folds in the shape of the letter N.

The movement of a folding bridge

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