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  1. bascule bridge(Noun)

    A movable bridge consisting of one or two opening leafs equipped with balancing counterweights that ease and speedy up their operation.


  1. Bascule bridge

    A bascule bridge is a moveable bridge with a counterweight that continuously balances the span, or "leaf," throughout the entire upward swing in providing clearance for boat traffic. Bascule is a French term for seesaw and balance, and bascule bridges operate along the same principle. They are the most common type of movable bridge in existence because they open quickly and require relatively little energy to operate. Bascule bridges may be single or double leaf.

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  1. bascule bridge

    A kind of draw-bridge with a counterpoise swinging up and down, and usually a pit behind it, in which the counterpoise falls or rises as the bridge rises or falls. Bascule is the arrangement of the counterpoise in bascule bridges.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bascule bridge in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bascule bridge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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