arch truss

arch truss

[′ärch ‚trəs]
(civil engineering)
A truss having the form of an arch or arches.
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arch truss

A truss having an arched upper chord (concave downward) and a straight bottom chord; there are vertical hangers between the two chords.
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It features a timber Burr segmental arch truss, and is a notable example of engineering design used during the Federal period.
The Groveton Bridge is an 1852 Paddleford and arch truss structure, and the Columbia Bridge is a Howe truss spanning the Connecticut River between New Hampshire and Vermont.
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Joseph Schofer, an engineering professor at Northwestern University, said the bridge's underlying arch truss stopped heavy pieces of steel from falling onto vehicles when the cars fell into the water.
Its Burr Arch Truss design is historically recognized for its stability.
The main spans over the channel consist of two tied arch truss spans and five steel box girder spans.