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Test Level 4 bridge rails Buth, C Eugene ; Menges, Wanda L ; Williams, William F

By: Buth, C EugeneContributor(s): Menges, Wanda L | Williams, William FPublication details: Transportation Research Record, 2000Description: nr 1720, s. 80-94Subject(s): USA | | Bridge | Safety fence | Parapet | Test method | Performance | | 35Bibl.nr: VTI P8167:1720Location: Abstract: Design details and full-scale crash test results are presented for three bridge rails tested for compliance with NCHRP Report 350 Test Level 4 requirements. Designs of these rails are based on AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications. Each bridge rail consists of structural steel tubing rail elements mounted on wide-flange posts. The rails are generally stronger than many designs commonly used in the recent past. Full-scale crash test results demonstrated that all bridge rails meet NCHRP Report 350 safety performance requirements.
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Design details and full-scale crash test results are presented for three bridge rails tested for compliance with NCHRP Report 350 Test Level 4 requirements. Designs of these rails are based on AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications. Each bridge rail consists of structural steel tubing rail elements mounted on wide-flange posts. The rails are generally stronger than many designs commonly used in the recent past. Full-scale crash test results demonstrated that all bridge rails meet NCHRP Report 350 safety performance requirements.

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