pratt truss

Pratt truss

[′prat ‚trəs]
(civil engineering)
A truss having both vertical and diagonal members between the upper and lower chords, with the diagonals sloped toward the center.

pratt truss

A statically determinate truss, consisting of straight top and bottom chords, regularly spaced vertical compression members, and diagonal tension members; used for medium to long spans in buildings and for small bridges. See also: Truss

Pratt truss

A truss having parallel chords, vertical members in compression, and diagonal members (which slant toward the center) in tension.
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For these spans and loadings, the pratt truss was, at that time, an efficient form of bridge design.
Regardless of the bridge style desired, whether it be bow truss, pratt truss, X-brace truss, oriental-style, cable stay, or long-span, Steadfast Bridge enables designers to choose from a variety of shapes and sizes.
The previous 150-ft, eight panel, single span steel Pratt truss bridge was built on the site in 1919 by the Rochester Bridge Company of Rochester, Indiana.