bascule bascule

Definition(s):

  • (n) a structure or device in which one end is counterbalanced by the other (on the principle of the seesaw)

Usage(s):

  • The links' main span across the river which cost $2,885,000 is the biggest bascule bridge in the world.

News

  • Commissioner casts deciding vote to hire relative

    ELYRIA — Lorain County Commissioner Lori Kokoski cast the deciding vote last week to hire her half-brother to work at the Charles Berry Bascule Bridge in Lorain, which the county oversees. Although Ohio’s nepotism laws typically bar government officials from being involved in the hiring of their siblings and other close family members, Kokoski said Read More... The post Commissioner casts ...
    on July 16, 2013     Source: The Chronicle-Telegram

Quotes

  • "We should take the opportunity, while the bridge is in the limelight, to reinforce the argument for a third crossing," added Mr Blizzard. "It is in everybody's interest to get a third crossing so that when the Bascule Bridge is closed in the...
    on Apr 21, 2008 By: Bob Blizzard Source: Norfolk Eastern Daily Press

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