Truss bridge, a type of load-bearing bridge constructed and supported by frameworks called trusses. The trusses are beams that are molded into triangular shape and are connected to form a bridge. The connected trusses often subjected to compression and are stressed from tension due to heavy loads that pass on through the bridge.
With large number of truss bridges across the world, it is not that easy to find out the longest truss bridge in the world. Usually truss bridges are constructed using different types of trusses that include Allan truss, Baltimore truss, Bollman truss, Brown truss, Brunel truss, Fink truss, kingpost truss, Lattice truss and Lenticular truss etc.
Truss bridges have become a lot important in the present world as they were successful in establishing connection between two cities or places that are separated by a river. Without the truss bridges, still in this tech driven world, transport would have been slower and the transfer of goods wouldn’t have been that easier.
From the various longest truss bridges located around the world, few popular bridges by span length are depicted in the infographic.
Ikitsuki Bridge situated in Japan is constructed using the design of continuous truss bridge. This truss bridge is of 400 meters length and built using the steel. The Astoria-Megler Bridge of span length 376 meters stands next to the Japan’s Ikitsuki Bridge. It is located in Astoria, United States and was opened for transportation purpose in the year 1966.