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Baltimore truss The Baltimore truss changed the basic Pratt configuration by adding additional, auxiliary members, like

the Pennsylvania truss, but it does not have an inclined upper chord. The upper and lower chords of a Baltimore truss are parallel, like the Pratt truss. Both the Baltimore and Pennsylvania truss types were developed by engineers of the Pennsylvania Railroad in the 1870s. Both types were also used for highway bridges. he Baltimore truss is a subclass of the Pratt truss. A Baltimore truss has additional bracing in the lower section of the truss to prevent buckling in the compression members and to control deflection. It is mainly used for train bridges, boasting a simple and very strong design. This bridge is a classic example of a swing bridge on a railway. It is traditionally composed and retains good historic integrity. The trusses feature a Baltimore truss configuration. It is wide enough for two tracks, but only one set is present. It no longer swings for boats, as this section of the canal is abandoned and only used for recreational purposes. The bridge was originally built as a Canada Southern Railway Bridge. Later ownership was Michigan Central, New York Central, Penn Central, and Conrail. It is now owned by Canadian Pacific, who does not run trains on it, but instead provides trackage rights to Trillium Railway who runs trains on it a couple times a week.

Developed in 1871 by engineers of the Baltimore and Ohio and Pennsylvania Railroad, the Baltimore (Petit) truss subtype was popular into the early twentieth century. The Baltimore (Petit) truss was characterized by Pratt design featuring additional, auxiliary sub-struts or sub-ties linking the chords and the diagonal and vertical members. Maryland examples located through research include Bridge 1679, a steel bridge taking the Western Maryland Railroad over the National Road at Cumberland (MHT-AL-V-B-151, built 1912) and the Old Post Road Bridge near Havre de Grace (MHT-H-12073, built of steel in 1905 by American Bridge Company) Estas armaduras son para tramos de ferrocarril ms pesado / ms de un tpica Howe, Warren o celosa Pratt.

Su caracterstica notable es que detectar los "tringulos" en la armadura de base se dividen en trozos ms pequeos por ms diagonales y verticales miembros, como en esta imagen pequea:

Assumptions for Design 1. All members are connected at both ends by smooth frictionless pins. 2. All loads are applied at joints (member weight is negligible). : Centroids of all joint members coincide at the joint. Notes All members are straight. All load conditions satisfy Hookes la La armadura de "Ns" fue patentizada por los estadounidenses hermanos Pratt en 1844. Esta configuracin se distingue por tener sus diagonales siempre bajando en direccin al centro del tramo, de forma que slo estn sujetas a tensin. Puede variar segn su silueta sea rectangular o poligonal. Las armaduras poligonales de "N's" de tramos del orden de los cien metros pueden

tener diagonales adicionales que no alcancen de cordn a cordn, denominadas subdiagonales. En 1847 se patentiz la armadura conocida por "doble N's", en la cual los postes verticales quedan ms cercanos unos a otros y las diagonales los atraviesan por sus puntos medios hasta terminar en el prximo panel