Reduced-height performance level 2 bridge rail

James C. Holloway, Dean L. Sicking, Ronald K. Faller

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The safety performance of a 737-mm (29-in.)-high open concrete bridge railing was evaluated. The evaluation included four full-scale crash tests, investigating two critical impact locations where structural failure was most likely to occur. Each impact location was evaluated with a single-unit truck and a ballasted pickup truck. The safety performance of the 737-mm-high open concrete bridge rail was shown to meet the Performance Level 2 requirements specified in the AASHTO Guide Specifications for Bridge Railings (1989).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)116-123
Number of pages8
JournalTransportation Research Record
Issue number1528
StatePublished - 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering


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