Belfast truss

Belfast truss

[′bel‚fast ′trəs]
(civil engineering)
A bowstring beam for large spans, having the upper member bent and the lower member horizontal; constructed entirely of timber components.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Belfast truss

A bowstring truss, for large spans, which is constructed entirely of timber components; the upper member is bent, and the lower member is horizontal.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Proceeds from the night will all go towards the Hooton Park Trust's efforts to restore the 1917 Grade II Belfast Truss hangars at Hooton Park as a resource for the local community, with exhibition facilities, an educational and historical interpretation centre and an aviation and transport museum, celebrating the North West's pioneering achievements in transport technology.
Carrolls site manager Scott Bennett said: "They were constructed with what are known as Belfast trusses, which basically are just timber and nails but are amazingly strong.
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