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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
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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.
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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.
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bascule

A structure that moves about a horizontal axis, as a seesaw, with a counterbalance at one end.
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On the stadium roof, approximately half the weight of the roof panel acted normally to the bearing surfaces; on the bascule bridge, it is believed that the vertical stiffeners played a role in "focusing" loads to particular areas.