Bascules Sentence Examples
This is a suspension bridge with a central portion, between two lofty and massive stone towers, consisting of bascules which can be raised by hydraulic machinery to admit the passage of vessels.
The opening bridge between the river towers consists of two leaves or bascules, pivoted near the faces of the piers and rotating in a vertical plane.
There are two high-level footways for use when the bascules are raised, the main girders of which are of the cantilever and suspended girder type.
The two bascules are each constructed with four main girders.
A more common type is a bridge with two leaves or bascules, one hinged at each abutment.Advertisement
The weight of ballast in the short arms of the bascules is 365 tons.