howe truss

Howe truss

[′hau̇ ‚trəs]
(civil engineering)
A truss for spans up to 80 feet (24 meters) having both vertical and diagonal members; made of steel or timber or both.

howe truss

A truss having upper and lower horizontal members, between which are vertical and diagonal members; the vertical web members take tension, and the diagonal web members are under compression.
See also: Truss

Howe truss

Howe truss
A truss having upper and lower horizontal members, between which are vertical and diagonal members; the vertical members of the web take tension, and the diagonal members are under compression.
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A study of the Howe truss design and performance will focus on the Moose Brook Bridge, a Howe boxed pony truss covered bridge in Gorham, NH, through both analytical and full-scale experimental tests.
It's a 238-foot-long timber structure with 10 gothic-style louvered windows on each side and a 165-foot housed Howe truss, which is the wood framework that supports the bridge.
Constructed in 1938, this bridge utilizes a Howe truss design that spans 75 feet over the Mohawk River.