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.
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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
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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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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.
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