Mash Test 3-11 of the TxDOT Single Slope Bridge Rail (Type SSTR) on Pan-Formed Bridge Deck
W.F. Williams, R.P. Bligh, W.L. Menges
The objective of this crash test was to determine whether the TxDOT Single Slope Traffic Rail (Type SSTR) would perform acceptably on a pan-formed deck when tested according to the guidelines set forth in Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware (MASH). The crash test performed was MASH test 3-11 involving a 2270P vehicle (5000-lb pickup truck) impacting the critical impact (CIP) of the bridge rail at an impact speed and angle of 62 mi/h and 25 degrees, respectively. This report presents the details of the TxDOT Type SSTR on pan-formed bridge deck, description of the crash test performed, an assessment of the test results, and the implementation plan. The TxDOT Type SSTR bridge rail on pan-formed deck performed acceptably for MASH test 3-11.
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