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Truss Tuesday: Long Truss Span

Long Truss Span

This week’s truss: Long Truss Span

Question:

What is the longest truss you’ve seen in the wild? Do you think this 65’ long agricultural truss would work in a pole barn?

Top and Bottom Chords are 2×6 Southern Pine #2
Webs are 2×4 Southern Pine #3

Building Code: IBC 2021

Loads(psf unless otherwise noted):
TC Live Load 20
TC Dead Load 10
BC Live Load 0
BC Dead Load 5

Application: Agricultural

Wind: 110 MPH

Terrain Exposure Category: C (Scattered Obstructions)

The answer will be posted on Thursday! This is not a production truss! This is simply an example for Truss Tuesday conversation. Join the conversation on LinkedIn.

Updated Thursday, February 29th 2024

Answer: Yes! This truss will work in this situation; however, most component manufacturers would split this into two separate trusses to make shipping easier.

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