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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Also pub. as West Virginia Univ., Morgantown. Dept. of Civil Engineering, Rept. no. 70-010.
  • Corporate Authors:

    West Virginia Department of Highways

    1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
    Charleston, WV  United States  25305

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    West Virginia University, Morgantown

    Morgantown, WV  United States  26506
  • Authors:
    • Byrne, B F
  • Publication Date: 1976-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 329 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00136898
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: WVDOH-36 Final Rpt., FHWA/WV-76/3
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1976 12:00AM