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Below is an email from one of our contracting associations.
I would like MwRSF to review question #2.
2) Temporary Barrier Thrie Beam Connections
|Date||February 9, 2012|
|Attachment||Temp Thrie Beam Connection.pdf|
|Attachment||Thrie Rail Connection Plate.pdf|
I will try to address the questions under number 2 below.
2) Temporary Thrie Beam Connections
- There may be issues with rebar interference when through bolting the thrie beam pieces on the end of the TCB approach transition. The degree of interference will depend on the reinforcement of the barrier that is attached to. I believe that we were able to avoid interference on the PCB sections. We would allow the thrie beam to be adjusted a foot or so longitudinally along the barriers to prevent rebar interference if necessary.
- The offset shown is used to prevent interference of the mechanical anchors. If the ends of the thrie beam on each side are not offset, the anchors will interfere.
- The double sided thrie beam is used even with single sided traffic to increase the stiffness of the connection between the PCB and the rigid barrier. It also serves to prevent snag, but obviously only one side of the thrie beam is effective for that. The use of both sides is primarily for stiffening of the joint.
- Not sure what the question is here. The system was tested with ¾" dia. x 6" long Powers Fasteners Wedge Bolt anchors.
|Date||February 10, 2012|
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