bascule bridge definition

  • noun:
    • A movable bridge consisting of some orifice leafs designed with managing counterweights that ease and speedy up their particular procedure.
    • a counterpoise or balanced drawbridge, that will be opened by sinking the counterpoise and thus lifting the footway into the atmosphere.
    • A drawbridge organized with a counterpoise, to ensure, whilst the flooring associated with bridge is raised, the counterpoise descends into a pit ready because of it: the most typical form of medieval drawbridge. See balance-bridge.
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