Bascule bridge
Bascule Bas"cule (b[a^]s"k[-u]l), n. [F., a seesaw.] In mechanics, an apparatus on the principle of the seesaw, in which one end rises as the other falls. [1913 Webster]

{Bascule bridge}, a counterpoise or balanced drawbridge, which is opened by sinking the counterpoise and thus lifting the footway into the air. [1913 Webster]


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