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Re: axial braking load for bridges

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        I can't answer your question about where in the code the stopping load is but 25% to 30% may not be enough.  It might do in combination with a lane load governing situation but if a single truck governs you should probably consider a panic stop for the truck.
        Panic stop breaking generates about 70% of the vertical load for stopping force.
H. Daryl Richardson
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Sent: Tuesday, May 16, 2006 6:22 PM
Subject: axial braking load for bridges

I have a old structural engineering manual and I thought I read in there that it said that bridge foundations need to be designed for an axial breaking load equal to 25% or 30% of the live load neglecting impact.  Is this right?  Where is this located in the AASHTO Bridge Design Specifications.