DYNAMIC TESTS OF TYPE 9 BRIDGE BARRIER RAIL AND TYPE 8 BRIDGE APPROACH- GUARDRAIL SERIES XVII

THE RESULTS ARE REPORTED OF ONE FULL SCALE VEHICLE IMPACT TEST INTO THE CALIFORNIA TYPE 9 BRIDGE BARRIER RAIL AND THREE TESTS INTO VARIOUS MODIFICATIONS OF THE CALIFORNIA TYPE 2 BRIDGE APPROACH GARDRAIL RESULTS INDICATE THAT THE TYPE 9 BRIDGE BARRIER RAIL DESIGN, AS TESTED, WILL ADEQUATELY RETAIN AND REDIRECT A 4500-LB. PASSENGER VEHICLE IMPACTING INTO IT AT 60 MPH/25 DEG. AS A RESULT OF THE THREE APPROACH RAIL TESTS, A BRIDGE APPROACH GUARDRAIL DESIGN WAS DEVELOPED WHICH WILL EFFECTIVELY RETAIN AND REDIRECT A PASSENGER VEHICLE IMPACTING AT 60 MPH/25 DEG. AS WELL AS PROVIDING CONTINUITY WITH THE BRIDGE BARRIER RAIL FOR AN AESTHETICALLY PLEASING INSTALLATION. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Hpr, D-4-59
  • Corporate Authors:

    California Division of Highways

    Materials and Research Department
    Sacramento, CA  USA  95819

    Bureau of Public Roads /US

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Nordlin, E F
    • Ames, W H
    • Hackett, R P
  • Publication Date: 1969-6

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00219725
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1994 12:00AM