bascule


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bascule

1. a bridge with a movable section hinged about a horizontal axis and counterbalanced by a weight
2. a movable roadway forming part of such a bridge

Bascule

A structure that rotates about an axis, as a seesaw, with a counterbalance equal to the weight of the structure at one end, used for movable bridges.

bascule

[′ba‚skül]
(engineering)
A structure that rotates about an axis, as a seesaw, with a counterbalance (for the weight of the structure) at one end.

bascule

A structure that moves about a horizontal axis, as a seesaw, with a counterbalance at one end.
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Julian Langston of the Cardiff Cycling Campaign said the group favoured the bascule bridge over a link on to the Cogan Spur.
When the bascule tips the convict into place, I was the one who had to help, because the convict could turn his head crossways, or else retract it into his shoulders.
On average it is opened 900 times a year to let tall ships and cruise liners pass and although in bygone days, vessels would signal the bridge watchman to raise the two bascules carrying traffic, today 24 hours notice is required.
des durees vides et ces moments de saut off tout bascule.
The bridge, built in 1926, is a double-leaf bascule drawspan.
The bascule design, once called "one of the structural triumphs of this age of steel," has never failed to operate in its 100-year history.
Six years later, when a select committee of the House of Commons was discussing the Thames bridges, Jones resurrected the bascule bridge.
To reduce maintenance costs and increase traffic efficiency, the federal government wants to replace as many bascule bridges as possible with high span bridges.