REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON GUARD RAIL

THE COMMITTEE REPORT REVIEWS THE DEVELOPMENT OF GUARD RAILS FROM THE EARLY PERIODS WHEN STONE OR WOOD WAS THE MATERIAL, TO THE PRESENT WHEN A LARGE NUMBER OF TYPES ARE IN USE. IT POINTS OUT THAT THE TENSILE STRENGTH OF GUARD RAIL CABLE HAS BEEN TRIPLED SINCE 1919. STANDARDIZATION OF GUARD RAIL INSOFAR AS INTERCHANGEABILITY OF PARTS IS CONCERNED IS RECOMMENDED. SUCH STANDARDIZATION OF PARTS WOULD LEAD TO SIMPLER MAINTENANCE BY REDUCING THE NUMBER OF REPLACEMENT PARTS CARRIED IN STOCK AND ADMIT OF MORE COMPETITIVE BIDDING. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 19, pp 129-130
  • Authors:
    • Rahn, G A
  • Publication Date: 1940

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Nineteenth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C. December 5-8, 1939
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00203537
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 3 1971 12:00AM