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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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.
The bowstring truss bridge, made of weathering steel and timber, is one of the longest of its kind in Pennsylvania.