Reduced-height performance level 2 bridge rail

James C. Holloway, Dean L. Sicking, Ron Faller

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Abstract

The safety performance of a 737-mm (29-in.)-high open concrete bridge railing was evaluated. The evaluation included four full-scale crash tests, investigating two critical impact locations where structural failure was most likely to occur. Each impact location was evaluated with a single-unit truck and a ballasted pickup truck. The safety performance of the 737-mm-high open concrete bridge rail was shown to meet the Performance Level 2 requirements specified in the AASHTO Guide Specifications for Bridge Railings (1989).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)116-123
Number of pages8
JournalTransportation Research Record
Issue number1528
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996

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Reduced-height performance level 2 bridge rail. / Holloway, James C.; Sicking, Dean L.; Faller, Ron.

In: Transportation Research Record, No. 1528, 01.01.1996, p. 116-123.

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Holloway, James C. ; Sicking, Dean L. ; Faller, Ron. / Reduced-height performance level 2 bridge rail. In: Transportation Research Record. 1996 ; No. 1528. pp. 116-123.
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