truss bridge


: a bridge supported mainly by trusses see bridge illustration

Examples of truss bridge in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There aren’t many hiking trails in Southern California that feature hummingbirds, a fishing lake, a 440-foot-long truss bridge, an abundance of native plants and coastal wetlands all in one uninterrupted stretch. Laura Randall, Los Angeles Times, 23 May 2024 The steel truss bridge collapsed early on Tuesday morning, killing six road workers, when a massive container ship lost power and crashed into a support pylon, sending much of the span crashing into the Patapsco River, blocking the Port of Baltimore's shipping channel. David Lawder, USA TODAY, 30 Mar. 2024 According to the American Society of Civil Engineers, this Baltimore bridge is the second-longest truss bridge in the United States and third longest in the world. Lawrence Richard, Fox News, 28 Mar. 2024 The American Society of Civil Engineers called it one of the largest continuous truss bridges in the United States. Danny Nguyen, Washington Post, 27 Mar. 2024 The first is on how the cost of information has collapsed relatively faster than a truss bridge with its supports knocked out. Edward Lotterman, Twin Cities, 31 Mar. 2024 The Salt River Union Pacific Bridge was built in 1912 and has withstood the test of time and floods, but three truss bridges built in the same area were destroyed by floods, according to Tempe. Dylan Wickman, The Arizona Republic, 28 Mar. 2024 The Francis Scott Key truss bridge collapsed when the MV Dali cargo ship collided with one of the bridge supports. David Gilbert, WIRED, 27 Mar. 2024 The Key Bridge had about 22% of the daily traffic of the I-35W Mississippi River Bridge; however, the Minneapolis bridge was about 22% the length of the truss bridge in Baltimore. Alicia Wallace, CNN, 27 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1840, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of truss bridge was in 1840

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“Truss bridge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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