How to use Bascules in a sentence

bascules
  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • The two bascules are each constructed with four main girders.

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  • A more common type is a bridge with two leaves or bascules, one hinged at each abutment.

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  • The weight of ballast in the short arms of the bascules is 365 tons.

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