BRIDGE SHOULDER WIDTH STUDY
The State of West Virginia is presently engaged in a large-scale program of new highway construction and improvements to older highways. This program includes the construction of many new bridges and widening of many older ones. At the present time there are no guidelines regarding the optimum width for these structures. If all new bridges are constructed with a full shoulder and older structures are widened to include a full shoulder, and if this full shoulder is not required from a safety or traffic operations standpoint, an unnecessary financial burden will have been placed on the State of West Virginia. The objective of the research is to determine the traffic and safety advantages, if any, to be derived from carrying full shoulder widths across long bridge structures.
- Also pub. as West Virginia Univ., Morgantown. Dept. of Civil Engineering, Rept. no. 70-010.
West Virginia Department of Highways1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Charleston, WV United States 25305
Washington, DC United States 20590
West Virginia University, MorgantownMorgantown, WV United States 26506
- Byrne, B F
- Publication Date: 1976-3
- Pagination: 329 p.
- TRT Terms: Bridge design; Bridges; Construction; Cost estimating; Costs; Estimates; Field tests; Guidelines; Highway bridges; Highway operations; Prevention; Project management; Road construction; Road shoulders; Safety; Structural design; Structures; Traffic; Traffic safety; Width
- Uncontrolled Terms: Projects
- Geographic Terms: West Virginia
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Bridges and other structures; Construction; Design; Finance; Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies;
- Accession Number: 00136898
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: WVDOH-36 Final Rpt., FHWA/WV-76/3
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
- Created Date: Jul 22 1976 12:00AM