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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The program will be administered by Atlas and distributed through Bascule's network of independent agents/brokers.
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Instrumentation and data reduction (including development of post-processing filters) for the rolling bascule bridge is described in a previous paper [2].
Five years later electric controls, which raised the bascules at the push of a button, were installed and the bridge could be run with a staff of a dozen.
However, in type 3 that is caecal bascule, there is anterior and upward folding of caecum over ascending colon.
In another study, the whirl sign was visible in all cases of axial torsion and looptype cecal volvulus, whereas there was no visible whirl sign in cases of cecal bascule.[6]
In the cecal bascule form of volvulus, the distended, air-filled cecum is located more centrally.
Although caecal volvulus is a well described entity, it is relatively uncommon.(1,2) Of these, approximately ten percent are caecal bascules.(3) The occurrence of intestinal volvulus in pregnancy is rare.(4) We report a case of a forty-two year old female who developed a caecal bascule post emergency caesarean section.
Cecal volvus may be classified as Type I and II, where Type I is referred to as a cecal bascule which is an nonobstructive process, and Type II cecal volvus is consistent with obstructive processes.1,7 In most patients with a Type II cecal volvulus, the torsion is located in the ascending colon above the ileocecal valve.
It consist of a steel composite girder bridge and a bascule bridge to allow clearance for shipping.
FLORENCE - The Siuslaw River Bridge is what's known as a "bascule" bridge, a term used to describe the movability of its double-leaf span that swings upward to clear the way for boat traffic below.
Kolkata, Mar 19 (ANI): The famed swing bascule bridge at Kidderpore Port in Kolkata was extensively damaged after an empty cargo ship towed by a tug crashed against the guard wall of the bridge on Wednesday.