CONSTRUCTION OF FRANGIBLE-TUBE, ENERGY-ABSORBING BRIDGE BARRIER SYSTEM

The Connecticut Department of Transportation in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration installed a frangible-tube, energy-absorbing bridge barrier system. The experimental barrier absorbs the impact forces of a colliding vehicle by using fragmenting aluminum tubes. This paper details the construction of the experimental barrier on a Connecticut bridge having concrete parapet walls. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 65-68
  • Monograph Title: Vehicle barrier systems
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00139250
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309024765
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 4 1976 12:00AM