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

  • In fact, the leaves of the bascule-type bridge could be so camouflaged and with an imitation lock close by that I doubt very much whether the real lock could be located from the .
  • The links' main span across the river which cost $2,885,000 is the biggest bascule bridge in the world.
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  • 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 ...
    July 16, 2013 - The Chronicle-Telegram

  • Bob Blizzard in Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
    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...

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