What does bascule bridge mean?

bascule bridge in AZ Dictionary

(n) A movable bridge consisting of some orifice leafs designed with managing counterweights that ease and speedy up their particular procedure.
(n) a counterpoise or balanced drawbridge, that will be opened by sinking the counterpoise and thus lifting the footway into the atmosphere.
(n) 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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