The most common guide rail in New York State is the 6 X 6 guide rail. It is a single run of 6 X 6 box beam that is used to guide motor vehicles away from a dangerous hazard if they were to leave the roadway.
After a bridge there is always a determined distance that a guide rail system must be implemented to protect traffic. In most cases 6 X 6 guide rail is used after a short transition section as shown in this picture.
6 X 6 guide rail can also transition into other types of guide rail. Shown in the picture is a transition of 6 X 6 guide rail into W-Beam corrugated rail.
When the road is straight then the 6 X 6 guide rail is also straight. The standard lengths that we stock are 36', 30', 24', and 18'. We can and will make custom lengths upon request.
When the road curves then the 6 X 6 guide rail will curve with the bend of the road. 6 X 6 guide rail can be bent or mitre cut to any radius that might be needed to complete your project.
When a run of 6 X 6 guide rail terminates it must do so safely. One way this is accomplished is by a drop end where the rail ends facing away from traffic at ground level. The other way is shown in this picture. It is known as a type 3 beat head system.
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