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RE: Lateral bracing of steel trusses

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Use AASHTO, typically a steel truss is pinned at all its panel points.
Lateral bracing is provided from panel point to panel point diagonally with
a floorbeam at the panel point transverselly acting as a strut.

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Simon Solorio [SMTP:simon(--nospam--at)]
> Sent:	Tuesday, March 06, 2001 11:37 AM
> To:	seaint(--nospam--at)
> Subject:	Lateral bracing of steel trusses
> I'm designing a steel truss, span 120', and need some references regarding
> the bracing of the bottom chords of the steel truss.  There is no uplift
> loads on the truss, so the bottom chord is not in compression.
> Thank you in advance.
> Simon Solorio, PE