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Dual-Wedge Bascule Bridge Construction Under Way
Posted by Alison Trost on July 13, 2010 at 6:07 AM.

Work has begun on the new “Twin Sails” Second Opening bascule bridge between the U.K. cities of Hamworthy and Poole. The bridge was designed by U.K.-based Gifford and features two triangular shaped leaves. Each leaf has pivot bearings on one pier; on the other pier it rests on a single bearing. The overlapping bascule sections join on the diagonal on this 23.4m (77 ft)  span.


To learn more about the bridge and see several interesting views on the Gifford website, click here.


Poole is one of the primary ports along Britain’s southern coast, offering ferry connections across the English Channel to France. For a look at some of the whimsical signage in the area, click here.

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