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bascule-bridge

noun Civil Engineering.

  1. a device operating like a balance or seesaw, especially an arrangement of a movable bridge (bascule bridge) by which the rising floor or section is counterbalanced by a weight.

noun

  1. Also called: balance bridge, counterpoise bridge a bridge with a movable section hinged about a horizontal axis and counterbalanced by a weightCompare drawbridge
  2. a movable roadway forming part of such a bridgeTower Bridge has two bascules

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