Portal bracing


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Portal bracing (Bridge Building) a combination of struts and ties which lie in the plane of the inclined braces at a portal, serving to transfer wind pressure from the upper parts of the trusses to an abutment or pier of the bridge.
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In literature:

Rust flecked the iron bracings of the mighty bronze portal.
"Red Nails" by Robert E. Howard