U.S. Department of Agriculture: Forest Service -- National Agroforestry Center



Ronald K. Faller

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Ritter, Michael A.; Faller, Ronald K.; Bunnell, Steve; Lee, Paula D. Hilbrich; Rosson, Barry T. 1998. Plans for crash-tested bridge railings for longitudinal wood decks on low-volume roads. Gen. Tech. Rep. FPL–GTR–107. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 12 p.


The plans for crashworthy bridge railings for low-volume roads were developed through a cooperative research program involving the USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory (FPL); the Midwest Roadside Safety Facility, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (MwRSF); and the Forest Service, National Forest System, Engineering. Three railings were developed and successfully tested in accordance with National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 350 Test Level-1 requirements. The fourth system was developed for a lower test level based on criteria developed by the Forest Service for single-lane bridges on very low-volume roads. For the convenience of the user, full drawing sets are provided in customary U.S. and S.I. units.