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Bridge W-beam guardrail status

Published: | Category: Road safety hardware and practice , Technical memoranda | Audience: Road controlling authorities

This technical memorandum details advises on the status of bridge W-beam guardrail, its phase-out and accepted (restricted) future use.

From July 2013, bridge W-beam guardrail is no longer to be used for new installations on state highway structures. Repair of existing installations is permitted where the level of damage does not warrant system replacement.

Publication details

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  • Published: May 2013
  • Reference: TM2010