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Guardrail connection to low fill culverts

State NE
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This research shows the guardrail connection to Low fill

The posts connected to the culvert are half-spaced.

The diagram of tested guardrail shows 6 – half-spaced posts
prior to and beyond the culvert.

Is this half-spacing required for this full distance? Or can
we start the half-spacing at the culvert?


  • Guardrail
Other Keywords Culverts
Date February 14, 2013

I had a significant amount of discussion on this issue with the Kansas DOT and have been providing feedback on their CAD details. When the KsDOT details are complete, I had planned to send them to the Pooled Fund members for discussion. There is a lot of history on the half-post spacing issue for metric-height rail. The KsDOT details were extended to MGS where half-post spacing is typically used.

I have enclosed some of our prior correspondence between MwRSF and KsDOT on the MGS attached to culvert slabs. I also accessed the KsDOT standard details and attached the two most current plans on this matter. Let me know if you have further questions after reviewing the prior email discussion. Thanks!
Date June 4, 2013
Attachment KSDOT Culvert.zip

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