The Government of Canada’s terminology and linguistic data bank.

retractable bridge [1 record]

Record 1 2012-06-07


Subject field(s)
  • Tunnels, Overpasses and Bridges

A movable bridge in which the deck can be rolled back longitudinally from across the gap.


The retractable bridge opens by sliding back horizontally from the channel. It is mounted on wheels, which roll on tracks. It is little used because it requires considerable space to store the movable section when the channel is open.


retractable bridge; traversing bridge: terms and definition proposed by the World Road Association.


  • Tunnels, viaducs et ponts

Pont mobile dont le tablier se déplace par translation longitudinale.


pont roulant; pont coulissant; pont-brouette : termes et définition proposés par l'Association mondiale de la route.


Save record 1

Copyright notice for the TERMIUM Plus® data bank

© Public Works and Government Services Canada, 2020
TERMIUM Plus®, the Government of Canada's terminology and linguistic data bank
A product of the Translation Bureau


Language Portal of Canada

Access a collection of Canadian resources on all aspects of English and French, including quizzes.

Writing tools

The Language Portal’s writing tools have a new look! Easy to consult, they give you access to a wealth of information that will help you write better in English and French.

Glossaries and vocabularies

Access Translation Bureau glossaries and vocabularies.

Date Modified: