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truss bridge

a bridge in which the loads are supported by trusses.
Origin of truss bridge
An Americanism dating back to 1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He made the drawings for the iron Howe truss bridge over Ashtabula Creek—the one which had lately fallen.

    The Ashtabula Disaster Stephen D. Peet
  • I have never constructed any other Howe truss bridge with wrought-iron braces, and know of no other anywhere in the country.

    The Ashtabula Disaster Stephen D. Peet
British Dictionary definitions for truss bridge

truss bridge

a bridge that is constructed of trusses
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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