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The truss that was braced-creatively-to a telephone pole was the only one to survive this major collapse. Inadequate temporary bracing was cited as the cause. TRUSS Bracing Figure 1. Continuous lateral bracing maintains spacing, but allows all web members to buckle at once. Figure 2. Trusses can be anchored to a solid end wall to secure lateral bracing of the web members. Figure 3. Diagonal bracing in the plane of the web members prevents lateral movement. The diagonal braces are typically arranged in a crisscross fashion. Figure 4. Locate ground braces for first truss directly in line with all rows of top-chord lateral bracing. The vast majority of truss collapse are due to inadequate temporary bracing. To be safe, follow these guidelines