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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specifications - structural: deck patching / full depth patching, thin epoxy overlay on deck and bascule span sidewalks (including blast cleaningexposed corroded tee-grid), disassemble and replace pivot rods, bushings, and sidewalk rollers at the hinged sidewalk in all quadrants, inspect and remove all loose closure angles at hinged sidewalks, install closure angles to both sides of opening in sidewalk at hinged sidewalks.
Four, semicircular alcoves built at the juncture of the paved approaches and steel bascule span add further to the historic bridge's esthetics.
The main objective of the proposed rehabilitation project is to restore operational integrity to the existing four-leaf bascule span.