Bascule bridge

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a counterpoise or balanced drawbridge, which is opened by sinking the counterpoise and thus lifting the footway into the air.

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4 to the tripartite agreement with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development and the city of New Orleans for the replacement of the bascule bridge.
This first stage of the scheme includes the design and construction of two new berths including quay walls and land reclamation as well as a new marina pier, the marina curve, navigation channel and new lock gates, bascule bridge and capital dredging work.
Also available to see are some breathtaking city views and Stanley Dock's Bascule Bridge.
The new plan, a bascule bridge with two Gothic towers and upper pedestrian walkways, was formally adopted with the passing of the Tower Bridge Act of 1885.
Tourists cross the historical Mystic River Bascule Bridge in Mystic, Conn.
The PS2m South |Shields landing has a 240 tonne bascule bridge that was built at Cammell Laird in Hebburn Spirit of the Tyne, |the newest Tyne ferry, was fabricated in Holland and assembled at a shipyard on Portsmouth.
Nearby, the Sanibel Causeway ($6 fee) and Matlacha bascule bridge provide enticing structure for bank or boat fishermen.
He listed central library, the Bluecoat, Oriel Chambers, and the Bascule bridge, on Regent Road, as examples of heritage assets that had been or were being renovated.
It consist of a steel composite girder bridge and a bascule bridge to allow clearance for shipping.
Kolkata, Mar 19 (ANI): The famed swing bascule bridge at Kidderpore Port in Kolkata was extensively damaged after an empty cargo ship towed by a tug crashed against the guard wall of the bridge on Wednesday.
At the Bascule Bridge, in the centre of of the town, residents said the sea was at least 5ft higher than its usual level by 7.
Locals say as soon as Mario got into the Rover two other vehicles followed him around the town before the driver drove the car into the water near Bascule Bridge.