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Question 1: Tower Bridge across the Thames in ________, UK is a famous bascule bridge.

Question 2: They are the most common type of movable ________ in existence because they open quickly and require relatively little energy to operate.
BridgeTruss bridgeArch bridgeCable-stayed bridge

Question 3: The Blagoveshchensky Bridge across the Neva River in ________ was the first large bascule bridge, opened in 1850.
Leningrad OblastMoscowSaint PetersburgRussia

Question 4: ________ for an example of a rolling bascule bridge, employing a rack and pinion rather than hinge pins.
Pegasus BridgeJohn Howard (British Army officer)6th Airborne Division (United Kingdom)Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

Question 5: This bridge type is sometimes called the '________ bascule' as this type was developed and perfected there and is used for many of that city's river crossings.
ChicagoElmhurst, IllinoisBlue Island, IllinoisBurr Ridge, Illinois

Question 6: The Johnson Street Bridge, a Strauss bascule bridge built ________ in 1924
Oak Bay, British ColumbiaGreater Victoria, British ColumbiaVictoria, British ColumbiaSaanich, British Columbia

Question 7: [1] (See ________ for an example of this type.)
John Howard (British Army officer)6th Airborne Division (United Kingdom)Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light InfantryPegasus Bridge

Question 8: Originally, Tower Bridge was a ________ operated bridge, using steam power from coal-burning boilers to pump river water into six hydraulic accumulators so that power was readily available when required.
HydraulicsAl-JazariMuslim Agricultural RevolutionIslamic Golden Age

Question 9: Double leaf bridges usually have any truss structure and counterweights below the deck, while a single leaf bridge is typically a ________ with an elevated counterweight.
Truss bridgeArch bridgeBeam bridgeCantilever bridge

Question 10: The city of ________ has a number of this structure type.
Joliet, IllinoisNaperville, IllinoisNew Lenox, IllinoisAurora, Illinois


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