bascule bridge


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bascule bridge

[′ba‚skül ‚brij]
(civil engineering)
A movable bridge consisting primarily of a cantilever span extending across a channel; it rotates about a horizontal axis parallel with the waterway.

bascule bridge

A drawbridge with one or two balanced leaves that pivot vertically on a trunion located at one end of the span.
See also: Bridge
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n The most famous bascule bridge is Tower Bridge in London.
To reduce maintenance costs and increase traffic efficiency, the federal government wants to replace as many bascule bridges as possible with high span bridges.
This specification describes Bascule Bridge Maintenance and Emergency Response Repair Services for use by the Transportation Department of the City of Tampa.
Keep your eyes peeled for sight of Liverpool's Stanley Dock, the setting for Captain America's pursuit; the dock, Tobacco Warehouse and bascule bridge all double for Lower East Side Manhattan.
Construction of a new bascule bridge for road, pedestrian and bicycle traffic Machinery Directive.
EXPLOSIVE: Captain America cast film scenes on location in Liverpool HERO: Chris Evans (inset) arrives on set at the Bascule Bridge wearing prosthetic feet Pictures: JASON ROBERTS
Essential overnight maintenance work will take place on the A12 Bascule Bridge in Lowestoft next month (April).
Road users in Lowestoft are advised that the A12 Bascule Bridge will be closed for one night s essential maintenance work overnight on Monday (25 March) to help keep the structure operating safely and reliably.
New features for this year include tours of the Engine Room at Bascule Bridge, the Special Collections Archive at John Moores University and Walton Old Grammar School.
LIVERPOOL'S famous bascule bridge will be renovated - rather than demolished - in a move that will see a section of the dock road re-opened to traffic for the first time in more than two years.
Peel is working on its outline planning application, but development director Lindsey Ashworth said they hope to begin preparatory work by the middle of the year when they propose to repair the Bascule Bridge over the Leeds Liverpool canal link - which was earmarked for demolition - and re-openRegentRoad which has been closed for almost two years.
LONG HAUL: Carted goods near the Stanley Dock Bascule Bridge