Celebrating 40 Years of Service!

40 Years! El Dorado Truss is celebrating 40 years of dedicated service to the Northern California and Nevada area! It’s been a wonderful journey so far, and we are excited to continue serving our community with pride. To all our friends, family and clients (some of which have become family) I extend a deep and heartfelt thank you.

The Longest Trusses in America

The longest truss bridge in America, and second-longest in the world, is the Astoria-Megler Bridge, which held the world record from 1966-1991. The Astoria–Megler Bridge is a steel cantilever through truss bridge that spans the Columbia River between Astoria, Oregon and Point Ellice near Megler, Washington, in the United States. Located 14 miles (23 km) from the mouth of the …

How much weight can a truss hold?

Roof trusses… …support a roof’s weight by transferring the weight load downward and outward to the building’s bearing walls. They do this by means of top chords, which are sloping members that extend from the peak of the roof to the top of the exterior walls at the eaves. The top chords are tied together by a horizontal bottom chord, …

What is a Truss?

A wood truss is a pre-fabricated wooden structure that is designed to hold up roofs and ceilings. Trusses are used as an alternative to conventional rafter framing, and are often less expensive. Because trusses are made at an off-the-jobsite facility, they can greatly speed up the framing of a building. Trusses take advantage of a strong triangular shape to distribute …