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Cable Hanger Post Tab Issue

State NE
Description Text

Another change requested to the Cable Guardrail:

The slot cut to hold the cable on the end post breaks off "every time" in the field.

If we allow a hole in the cable bracket & a light weight clip placed in the hole, is this still a system which will meet NCHRP 350? (See Figur 1.jpg)


Would a 3/16" - 4" brass rod bent in a U and bent over on the back side after installation work as a light weight holding device?

  • Guardrail
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Date June 30, 2011
Attachment Figure 1.jpg


It would appear that the original FHWA approval letter used 5 mm brass rods to hold each cable within the slot. Thus, a similar pin design would be acceptable.

Date July 7, 2011

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