HOWE, William [1803-1852] -- American inventor (bridge truss)
He designed a new form of truss with wooden diagonals and vertical iron ties in single or double systems.
This truss was used in construction of bridges and roofs.
| He is commissioned to build a bridge for the Boston and Albany Railroad |
| The truss bridge over the Connecticut River |
| His first patent |
| A second patent |
| A third patent |
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