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Tie Rod Truss
A roof truss that uses tie rods for the members under tension, ties, and solid timber or metal for the compression members.

ties rods for king post and tie beam

An early 20Th century roof truss in Windermere UK. Tie rods are used here instead of a king post and also to replace the bottom chords of what would be a scissor truss. An ideal way to save weight and to give an overall lighter appearance to the exposed roof structure.

king rod

An early example of using a rod instead of solid member. An early 19Th century king rod truss. Note the purpose made cast iron fittings.

wire supported truss

A modern glass Galleria type roof in Singapore that has remarkably few of these all wire scissor type trusses to stop the lattice framework from spreading.

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