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I traded e-mails with the standards guy at ASAE, and he is not aware of
any standards or engineering practices on railings for equestrian
bridges.  It certainly makes sense to raise the railings above
pedestrian/bicycle, but I don't know what it would be.  Perhaps contact
your local (New Mexico?) horse track.  I would think they would have
occasions to have railings to protect the horses/riders and public.

Good luck,
Tom

-----Original Message-----
From: Sherman, William [mailto:ShermanWC(--nospam--at)cdm.com] 
Sent: Monday, January 17, 2005 15:42
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: RE: Equestrian bridge loads and railings 

Tom, thank you for this information - it is helpful. 

Are railings for equestrian bridges typically set any higher than
standard pedestrian/bicycle railings? 


William C. Sherman, PE
(Bill Sherman)
CDM, Denver, CO
Phone: 303-298-1311
Fax: 303-293-8236
email: shermanwc(--nospam--at)cdm.com
 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tom Skaggs [mailto:tom.skaggs(--nospam--at)apawood.org]
> Sent: Monday, January 17, 2005 11:28 AM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: RE: Equestrian bridge loads
> 
> American Society of Agricultural Engineers publishes an engineering 
> practice ASAE EP378.3 Floor and Suspended Loads on Agricultural 
> Structures Due to Use.
> 
> For Horses the recommended design load for Solid Floor and Floor 
> support = 100 psf.  The individual "slats" should also be designed for

> a concentrated load of 250 lbs/ft.
> 
> Tom
> Tacoma, WA
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sherman, William [mailto:ShermanWC(--nospam--at)cdm.com]
> Sent: Monday, January 17, 2005 08:53
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: Equestrian bridge loads
> 
> I am developing preliminary design of a "pedestrian bridge" 
> which is also intended to carry equestrian loads. How are equestrian 
> loadings typically developed?
> 
> William C. Sherman, PE
> (Bill Sherman)
> CDM, Denver, CO
> Phone: 303-298-1311
> Fax: 303-293-8236
> email: shermanwc(--nospam--at)cdm.com

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