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  • v. Present participle of counterbrace.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Diagonal bracing placed in a truss or latticed girder to transmit stress, either tensile or compressive, from one point to another; a counterbrace to prevent deformation of the panel when the stress is reversed in the principal members.


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  • The counterbracing is effected by means of a light lattice, -- and is applied to both sides of the chords, and the intersections of the diagonals are fastened while the bridge is strained by a load -- thus preventing recoil -- so that the effect of a moving load is to lighten the strain on the lattice -- without otherwise affecting the Truss.

    Instructions on Modern American Bridge Building


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