A cable ferry (known as chain ferry, swing ferry, floating bridge, or punt) is a ferry that is guided (and in some cases propelled) across a river by cables connected to both shores. Early cable ferries used either rope or steel chains, with the latter resulting in the name "chain ferry". Both of these were replaced by wire cable in the 19th century.
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Malgas Ferry on the Breede River, Western Cape, South Africa
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- Twyford chain ferry Archived 2006-05-29 at the Wayback Machine on the River Trent,UK, 1899
- Cable ferries operating in New Brunswick, Canada Archived 2008-11-15 at the Wayback Machine