Bascule Bridges

Bridges in which sections of the span are pivoted upward by use of counterweights. For bridges whose sections are pivoted upward by chains, cables, or other ropelike devices, use "drawbridges.".

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3349
Names
bascule bridges
bascule bridge
bridges, bascule
basculebruggen Dutch
basculebrug Dutch
ponts-levis French
pont-levis French
ponts basculants French
pont basculant French
puentes basculantes Spanish
puente basculante Spanish
puente de bascula Spanish

More Definitions

Bridges in which sections of the span are pivoted upward by use of counterweights. For bridges whose sections are pivoted upward by chains, cables, or other ropelike devices, use "drawbridges."

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300007859. The J. Paul Getty Trust.