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|Description Text||We have a location where we are trying to use MGS long-span to its maximum 25' span length. Even at that length, we are unable to embed the posts adjacent to the culvert (posts 3 and 4) more than 2 - 2.5'. Do we have any post options (adding concrete, additional posts, ...) that could be substituted for a fully embedded post?
|Date||July 12, 2016|
|Response||Currently we do not have reduced CRT post depth options for the MGS long span system. CRT posts are designed to develop forces in the soil that fracture the post at one of two hole locations, one at groundline and a second 15.75" below groundline.
In the long span system, the post functions by supporting the barrier adjacent to the unsupported span and then releasing to prevent barrier pocketing as the vehicle moves from the unsupported span to the standard MGS. The concern would be that reducing the embedment of the first post adjacent to each end of the span could allow increased deflection of the MGS which may affect barrier performance negatively.
Thus, we do not recommend using shorter than tested embedment depths for the CRT posts at this time.
|Date||July 13, 2016|
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