Fire Arbour Truss Erection Completed

July 25, 2013

The centre king post and bent wood trusses were erected on top of concrete column foundations using a large crane. Afterwards, log ring braces began to be inserted between and upward each truss. In the north section, long trusses with extending tips were erected on incrementally taller concrete columns and ascend into a fan pattern, while in the south section short trusses with unextended tips were erected on short, levelled concrete columns to support for the Fire Arbour’s horizontal chimney ring. Located off of the central king post just below the fan pattern, the chimney ring fastens the tip of each small truss along its circumference and holds the entire structure together.

 

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