CrocGuard® Bridge Barrier FAQs

What crash test impacts have been performed with CrocGuard® bridge barrier?

CrocGuard® Bridge Barrier has been crash-tested in accordance with MASH TL4 as follows:

  • 10,000kg rigid truck travelling at 90 km/h and 15 degrees. Impact energy 0f 209kJ
  • 2,270kg pick -up truck travelling at 100km/h and 25 degrees. Impact energy of 156kJ
  • 1,100kg passenger car travelling at 100km/h and 25 degrees. Impact energy of 76kJ

The RamShield® Bridge Approach transition has been crash-tested with MASH TL3 as follows:

  • 2,270kg pick-up truck travelling at 100km/h and 25 degrees. Impact energy of 156kJ
  • 1,100kg passenger car travelling at 100km/h and 25 degrees. Impact energy of 76kJ

How does CrocGuard® connect to the Approach and departure bridge transitions?

CrocGuard® connects to the approach and departure guardrail via traditional lapped splice joints with standard fasteners as used for conventional guardrail assembly

Does CrocGuard® come in varying lengths?

Standard lengths for CrocGuard® are 8m, 10m 12m, 14m and 16m

Is CrocGuard® supplied as a finished composite steel and concrete beam?

Yes, the beam is supplied ready to use, the only on-site concrete required is for the abutment post footings

How long does it take to install a CrocGuard® barrier?

The largest length CrocGuard® beam of 16 metres can be installed in less than 1 hour. This includes auguring abutment post holes, beam and post assembly, lowering into position and pouring concrete abutment post footings. Note this assumes no rock is encountered in auguring post footings

Does Safe Direction provide clutch connectors for the Reid Swift Lift anchor points?

Yes, clutches are supplied on loan by Safe Direction. Customers also have the option to purchase them