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HOWE, William [1803-1852] -- American inventor (bridge truss)

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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.  -30-
 

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1838
He is commissioned to build a bridge for the Boston and Albany Railroad
1840-1841
The truss bridge over the Connecticut River
1840/07/10
His first patent
1840/08/03
A second patent
1846/08/28
A third patent

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  • Uncle: HOWE, Elias, Jr. [1819-1867] American inventor (sewing machine)

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