overpass overpass  /ˈoʊ vər ˌpæs/


  • (n) bridge formed by the upper level of a crossing of two highways at different levels


  1. Here are a handful of ragged Cuban refugees, living in a tent pitched beneath a highway overpass.
  2. Yet the state planned only one vehicle overpass.
  3. There could just as easily have been corpses all over the overpass, and they could have belonged to anyone unlucky enough to have been randomly stopped.


  1. Piece of overpass falls on woman's car

    A local woman driving under Interstate 35 Wednesday morning says a piece of the overpass fell on her car.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: KSHB-TV Kansas City

  2. Overpass soon to be built over Ector intersection

    ECTOR, TX-After several years in the blueprint stage, an overpass over the Highway 82 and FM-898 intersection is now a step closer to reality.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KXII Sherman

  3. Luciano: Overpass projectile strikes again

    Jack Vipon of Peoria looks at damage to his SUV left by an unknown object thrown off the Broadway Street overpass above Interstate 74. Six years ago, a woman died after a brick was thrown from the same overpass.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Peoria Journal Star

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  1. However, in an interview this week with The Associated Press, Young said, "I think it's the right thing for the state of Florida, and you know, right now, they're supportive of it. It gives an escape route and it gives an overpass that's necessary...
    on Aug 12, 2007 By: Don Young Source: Juneau Empire (registration)

  2. "Seven days ago, I visited the site and saw the destruction of the I-580 overpass and a heavily damaged I-880 connector," Schwarzenegger said.
    on May 6, 2007 By: Arnold Schwarzenegger Source: San Jose Mercury News

  3. "We didn't want to shoot the puck tonight," Detroit coach Mike Babcock said. "We wanted to overpass and when you do that against a team that's working hard defensively, they end up coming back the other way a lot."
    on Apr 17, 2007 By: Mike Babcock Source: SI.com

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