Crash Test and Evaluation of the TxDOT T224 Bridge Rail

The objective of this research was to evaluate the impact performance of the TxDOT T224 Bridge Rail according to the safety-performance evaluation guidelines included in AASHTO MASH for Test Level Five (TL-5). This report describes the TxDOT T224 Bridge Rail, documents the impact performance of the rail system according to MASH TL-5 evaluation criteria, and presents recommendations regarding implementation. The TxDOT T224 Bridge Rail as tested herein met all the safety evaluation criteria and performance requirements of MASH TL-5. Based on the successful results from all three full-scale crash tests, the TxDOT T224 Bridge Rail as tested and reported herein is recommended for implementation on new bridges requiring MASH TL-5 performance requirements.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Technical Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 116p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01660618
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/TX-15/9-1002-15-5
  • Contract Numbers: Project 9-1002-15
  • Created Date: Feb 7 2018 11:23AM