bowstring truss

bowstring truss

A truss with one curved member in the shape of a bow and a straight or cambered member, which ties together the two ends of the bow. See also: Truss

bowstring beam, bowstring girder, bowstring truss

A beam, girder, or truss having one curved member in the shape of a bow (often circular or parabolic in shape) and a straight or cambered member which ties together the two ends of the bow.
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The new Twentieth space is among the many bowstring truss structures found in L.
Crews fabricated the bowstring truss in eight sections; delivery required seven trucks.
A committee is working to spruce up a 10-block area along Meridian Street between Portland's unusual bowstring truss concrete bridge over the Salamonie River on the south and Votaw Street (State Roads 67/26) on the north.
Upstairs in the master bedroom, a warm-toned, bow-front Hepplewhite bureau stands out against white walls and the light, elegant steel bowstring truss overhead.