Development and Testing of a Bridge Rail for Low-Volume Roads

Report Number(s): TRP-03-407-20

Description: A new steel bridge rail was developed for use on low-volume bridges. The railing consisted 31-in. tall, 12-gauge W-beam guardrail mounted on S3x5.7 posts, which were supported by steel square-tube sockets attached to the side of the bridge deck.

Test Level: 2

Barrier Type: Concrete Post and Beam

MASH Test Number: 2-11

Proprietary/Non-proprietary: Non-proprietary

Pass/Fail: Pass

Evaluation: Full-Scale Crash Testing

Sponsor: Nebraska Department of Transportation

Test Article Description

Height: 31"

Deck Thickness: 7-in. thick cast in place decks and 12-in. thick prestressed concrete beam slabs"

Test Article Description

Material: Steel

Mounting Type: Deck

Aesthetic: No

See Through: Yes

Retrofit: No

Combo. (Veh/Ped): No