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On associe traditionnellement le pont-levis aux châteaux médiévaux, qui disposaient pratiquement tous d'un tel pont au-dessus de leurs douves ou fossé sec. Le relevage du pont permettait alors de bloquer l'entrée en cas d'attaque. Généralement, pour plus de sécurité, un pont-levis de château fort précède une herse.

A drawbridge or draw-bridge is a type of movable bridge typically associated with the entrance of a castle surrounded by a moat. In some forms of English, including American English, the word drawbridge commonly refers to all types of movable bridges, such as bascule bridges, vertical-lift bridges and swing bridges, but this article concerns the narrower, more historical definition of the term.

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  • Copyright: Philippe guillard (papagolf21) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13222 W: 879 N: 23727] (101852)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-08-14
  • Categories: Castles
  • Camera: Nikon P 510
  • Exposure: f/3.8, 1/1600 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-01-03 0:16
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