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bascule bridge [1 record]

Record 1 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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