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