ENERGY ABSORBING BRIDGE RAIL

In August of 1976, the Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT) entered into an agreement with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) under contract DOT-FH-15-199 to retrofit an existing retainment system on an off ramp with a high energy type absorbing rail system. The location was an off ramp of I-395 in Bangor, Maine, which consisted of a compound curve where numerous vehicle-rail collisions had occurred. This report describes the methods used and problems encountered during both the modification of the existing structure and the retrofitting of the energy absorbing system. Also included are cost data for the various phases of the overall project such as Materials Costs, Preliminary Engineering, Construction Engineering, Construction Costs and approximate overall costs. (Authors)

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Photos;
  • Pagination: 19 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00302219
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-ME-TP-79-2 Intrm Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-15-199
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1980 12:00AM