Queen Post

A queen post is a tension member in a truss designed to span longer openings than a king post truss. A king post uses one central supporting post, whereas the queen post truss uses two. Even though it is a tension member, rather than a compression member, they are commonly still called a post. A queen post is often confused with a queen strut, one of two compression members in roof framing which do not form a truss in the engineering sense.

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Queen Post - Architecture
... A queen-post bridge has two uprights placed about one-third of the way from each bank ... verticals was either unbraced on shorter spans, or had diagonal braces from the bottom of each queen post to the center of the upper cord ... The deck is supported by a king post, which is held up by a triangular truss ...

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