The bridge was to be a single twelve-hundred-foot truss span.
He had devised a new type of truss.
The thing that came next did not look like a building, but like a shell of checkered glass enclosing girders, cranes and trusses in a solid, blinding, orange spread of flame.
He had not thought of combining a truss with an arch, that day.
Listen, you know the contraption you called the Rearden Truss, that you admired so much?
I’ve figured out a truss that will beat anything ever built!
You see, it’s a matter of combining a truss with an arch.
Why should he ever want to do anything again? …. His first day on the ledges of the ore mines …. The day when he stood in the wind, looking down at the ruins of a steel plant …. The day when he stood here, in this office, at this window, and thought that a bridge could be made to carry incredible loads on just a few bars of metal, if one combined a truss with an arch, if one built diagonal bracing with the top members curved toHe stopped and stood still.
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The same trusses carry the weight of the roof and the ceiling.
Cordelia turns to the back pages of the catalogue, where the pictures are in gray and black and there are crutches and trusses and prosthetic devices.