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Origin of bascule
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Example sentences from the Web for bascule
Each bascule consists of two main girders with cross girders and stringers.
At the opening span of the Tower bridge (fig. 13) there are four main girders in each bascule.
We shall see the poor devil get out of the carriage, and being fastened on to the bascule, and pulled into the lunette.Fantmas|Pierre Souvestre
The cost has been set down at 65,000, or about one-thirtieth that of a suspension bridge, and one-third that of a bascule bridge.The Romance of Modern Mechanism|Archibald Williams
The movable span is of the single leaf bascule type operated by a windlass.Third Biennial Report of the Oregon State Highway Commission|S. Benson, W. L. Thompson, R. A. Booth, Herbert Nunn