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You're joking, right?  John Riley


I believe they are concerned about how truck braking loads add to the abutment lateral (longitudinal / trafffic direction load) not abutment vertical loading.  Braking would increase vertical loads but how significant would have to be anayzed.

fya   bend you knees quickly & then stop your decent next you're on a bathroom scale.


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