truss bridge


Definition of truss bridge

: a bridge supported mainly by trusses — see bridge illustration

Examples of truss bridge in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

Another impressive photo opportunity is at Cisco Crossing, a pair of rail bridges near Lytton, B.C. One is an 812-foot-long truss arch bridge perched 220 feet over the river, and the other is a truss bridge spanning 520 feet. Jennifer Franklin, USA TODAY, "See the coast, cities and mountain peaks on this trip of a lifetime to the Canadian Rockies," 9 July 2018 The six-year plan does not include funding to rebuild I-80’s two steel-truss bridges over the Des Plaines River, estimated to cost at least $300 million. Ted Slowik, Daily Southtown, "State targets roadwork throughout south suburbs in new 6-year plan," 1 June 2018 Also in the small downtown are several friendly pubs and restaurants, a cluster of relocated truss bridges in Historic Bridge Park and access to a linear park that makes a walkable and bikeable loop of more than 20 miles. Richard Selden,, "Battle Creek dishes up cereal — with a side of nostalgia — at breakfast-food bash in June," 22 May 2018 It was raised over the Spokane River when the city was hurriedly replacing its wooden and steel truss bridges, giving the town a modern appearance and the unofficial moniker City of Bridges. Nicholas Deshais, The Seattle Times, "Historic bridge over Spokane River soon to be removed," 2 Apr. 2018 Work to replace the rusty truss bridge will begin this fall and stretch until August 2023. Adam Vaccaro,, "State OK’s $205 million to rebuild North End-Charlestown bridge," 19 Mar. 2018 Going east, Route 66 crosses the Mojave River along a 1930s steel truss bridge. San Francisco Chronicle, "One Day, One Place: L.A. to Vegas along the scenic route," 19 Mar. 2018 The work includes replacing the metal decking and repainting the distinctive green truss bridge, which spans the American River just west of Interstate 5. sacbee, "Work begins at Jibboom span," 12 Jan. 2018 The time has come for the 86-year-old Savanna-Sabula Bridge, a steel truss bridge that spanned the Mississippi River on the Illinois-Iowa border, to be demolished. Aric Jenkins, Time, "Watch This Bridge Over the Mississippi River Implode Into a Cloud of Smoke," 9 Mar. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'truss bridge.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of truss bridge

1840, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about truss bridge

Dictionary Entries near truss bridge


truss beam

truss bow

truss bridge


truss hoop


Statistics for truss bridge

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for truss bridge

The first known use of truss bridge was in 1840

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on truss bridge

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with truss bridge Encyclopedia article about truss bridge

Comments on truss bridge

What made you want to look up truss bridge? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


authorized for issue (as a bond)

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!


Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!