Compliance Crash Testing of a MASH 2009 Test Level 4 Side Mounted Bridge Rail

There is a need for a Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware (MASH) 2009 Test Level 4 (TL-4) side mounted bridge rail in the State of California. The Highway Safety Features New Products Committee recognizes that crash testing of the side mounted TL-4 rated rail has a high priority because of the demand from various stake holders. California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) frequently encounter Right-of-Way issues or similar limitations which makes it impossible to place a regular bridge rail. Situations like this will required a side mounted bridge rail. This barrier will be used in areas where the posted speed limit will be more than 70 km/hr (45 mph).

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contract to a Performing Organization has not yet been awarded.


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  • Status: Active
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    California Department of Transportation

    Sacramento, CA  United States  95819
  • Project Managers:

    Her, Vue

  • Principal Investigators:

    Jewell, John

  • Start Date: 20130701
  • Expected Completion Date: 20161231
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01620038
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: California Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 28 2016 11:39AM