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Aesthetic Barrier Literature Review

REPORT NUMBER

TRP-03-197-07

AUTHORS

Heath Cutler, Ronald Faller, Karla Lechtenberg, Bob Bielenberg, Scott Rosenbaugh

PUBLICATION DATE

2008-04-10

ABSTRACT

The objective of the literature search described herein was to identify and display aesthetic-type barriers appropriate for use in scenic areas. The barriers identified in this review include parapets, guardrails, and bridge rails and were evaluated according to Test Level 1 (TL-1), Test Level 2 (TL-2), and Test Level 3 (TL-3) safety performance criteria set forth in the NCHRP Report No. 350, Recommended Procedures for the Safety Performance Evaluation of Highway Features.

KEYWORDS

Aesthetic Barrier, Concrete, Parapet, Guardrail, Bridge Rail, Textured, Crash Test, Compliance Test

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