Salt Lake Tabernacle

by T.R. Witcher, Contributing Editor; ASCE, ASCE World Headquarters, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2017, Vol. 87, Issue 3, Pg. 44-47


Document Type: Editorial

Abstract: The elongated, domed Salt Lake Tabernacle boasted the longest clear-span roof in North America when it opened, in 1867. The novel system of lattice arches was built by settlers with no formal training but plenty of “engineering common sense.”

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