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DRAWBRIDGE [4 records]

Record 1 - external organization data 2021-03-18

English

Subject field(s)
  • Compartment – Nomenclature 4.0
  • Museums and Heritage (General)
OBS

drawbridge: an item in the "Structures" class of the "Built Environment Objects" category.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Tiroir – Nomenclature 4.0
  • Muséologie et patrimoine (Généralités)
OBS

pont-levis: objet de la classe «Constructions» de la catégorie «Éléments du bâtiment».

Spanish

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Record 2 2015-01-09

English

Subject field(s)
  • Tunnels, Overpasses and Bridges
DEF

A bridge which can be raised or turned aside to allow passage of vessels on a waterway.

CONT

Movable bridges take many forms, the most common being the swing bridge ...; the bascule ...; the vertical-lift bridge ...; and the less common [being the] retractable bridge ...

OBS

movable bridge: term standardized by ISO.

OBS

drawbridge: term officially approved by CP Rail.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Tunnels, viaducs et ponts
DEF

Pont installé en site fixe, mais dont la ou les travées se relèvent en basculant, en se levant, en tournant ou en roulant pour dégager une ou plusieurs passes navigables.

OBS

pont mobile : terme normalisé par l'ISO et uniformisé par CP Rail.

Spanish

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Record 3 2012-07-17

English

Subject field(s)
  • Tunnels, Overpasses and Bridges
DEF

A movable bridge in which the counterweighted deck hinges up about a transverse horizontal axis on one side of the opening.

CONT

Bascule bridges may be either single-leaf ... or double-leaf ... If the bridge actually rotates about an axis, it is called a trunnion-type-bascule. If it rolls back on a track, it is called a rolling lift span.

OBS

Concept not to be confused with the medieval defense work called "drawbridge" in English and "pont-levis" in French.

OBS

bascule bridge: term standardized by ISO.

OBS

bascule bridge; drawbridge: terms and definition proposed by the World Road Association.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Tunnels, viaducs et ponts
DEF

Pont mobile dont le tablier se déplace par basculement autour d'un axe horizontal transversal situé à une extrémité de la travée.

OBS

Ne pas confondre avec «pont-levis», ouvrage de fortification, dont le perfectionnement a donné naissance au «pont basculant», ouvrage de génie civil.

OBS

pont à volée basculante : le terme s'emploie au singulier ou au pluriel selon que le pont comporte une ou deux volées.

OBS

pont basculant : terme normalisé par l'ISO et uniformisé par le Groupe de travail de terminologie du génie.

OBS

pont basculant; pont à bascule : termes et définition proposés par l'Association mondiale de la route.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Túneles, viaductos y puentes
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Record 4 2012-06-07

English

Subject field(s)
  • Tunnels, Overpasses and Bridges
CONT

The drawbridge of ancient and medieval periods was built for military purposes. It was constructed to bridge the moat around the castle or fortified town and to be raised in case of attack. The open leaf also constituted an additional barricade across the entrance to the fortification. Many of these early structures were operated by a lever system. One end of the lever was connected to the free end of the span by chains, and the other was actually counterweighted. An arrangement of counterweights attached to chains running over pulleys and connected to the free end of the span was also much in use.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Tunnels, viaducs et ponts
DEF

Pont mobile qui se lève ou s'abaisse à volonté de façon à interdire ou permettre le passage d'un fossé, l'accès à une porte de fortification.

OBS

pont-levis : ne pas confondre avec pont basculant.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Túneles, viaductos y puentes
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