ENERGY ABSORBING BRIDGE RAIL. POST CONSTRUCTION BRIDGE RAIL--FINAL REPORT

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 on I-395 in Bangor, Maine, which consisted of a compound, superelevated curve where numerous vehicle-rail collisions had occurred. The retrofitting was completed in September 1978. This report discusses the post construction monitoring of the system over a 23 month period. The evaluation consists of accident data and maintenance related information. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Maine Department of Transportation

    Materials and Research Division, Box 1208, Hogan Road
    Bangor, ME  USA  04402
  • Authors:
    • Madden, D A
  • Publication Date: 1980-8

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: 7 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00324552
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Tech Paper 80-10
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-15-199
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 12 1981 12:00AM