Crash Test Stone Faced Concrete Bridge Rail

Report Number(s): R-22-001

Description: The design featured a reinforced concrete core that provided a 26” high and 10” wide vertical core over a 24” wide and 24” deep foundation. Loop and u-shaped rebar elements are tied to longitudinal rebars (eight in the upright element and sixteen in the base).Concrete for the barrier provided 4500 psi strength.Stones that are as large as possible and were used in the installation. Mortar joints between the stones were no more than 2 inches wide and stone protrusions limited to 0.5 inches. The stones were placed such that they did not extrude more than 3” from the mortar outer face.

Test Level: 3

Barrier Type: Cast-in-place

MASH Test Number: 3-10, 3-11

Proprietary/Non-proprietary: Non-proprietary

Pass/Fail: Pass

Evaluation: Testing + Engineering Analysis

Sponsor: FHWA

Test Article Description

Height: 32"

Aesthetic: Yes

Scupper: No

Barrier Material: Stone, Concrete, Steel


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