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Bascule bridges (Pdybmdjb)

Definition
Bridges which rotate in the vertical plane and one end is counterbalanced by the other on the principle of a seesaw or by weights. Rotation is about a horizontal axis which may or may not be fixed. (Source: AASHTO Glossary)
Broader Term
Movable bridges (Pdybmdj)
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Drawbridges (Pdybmdjd)
Lift bridges (Pdybmdjm)
Swing bridges (Pdybmdjs)
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