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Figure 13.3 shows some of the common trusses used for bridges. Pratt trusses have diagonals sloping downward toward the center and parallel chords (Fig. 13.3a). Warren trusses, with parallel chords and alternating diagonals, are generally, but not always, constructed with verticals (Fig. 13.3c) to reduce panel size. When rigid joints are used, such trusses are favored because they provide an  efficient web system. Most modern

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