king-post truss

king-post truss

A structural support for a roof formed by two inclined rafters joined at the apex of their intersection; a horizontal tie beam, 2 connects the rafters near their lower ends, and a vertical central member, called the king post, connects the apex with the midpoint of the tie beam.
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Above, the arc-like roof uses an exposed king-post truss and framing system to reach column-free heights of up to 87 feet.