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NOTES

PIPE RAILING & POSTS:


Pipe Rails and Posts shall be in accordance with ASTM A53 Grade B for standard weight pipe and
ASTM A500 Grade B, C or D or ASTM A501 for structural tube. Bars for handrail supports shall be
ASTM A36. Posts and End Rails shall be fabricated and installed plumb, 1" tolerance when measured
at 3-6" above the foundation. Corners and changes in tangential longitudinal alignment, may be made
continuous with a 9" bend radius or terminated at adjoining sections with a standard end hoop when
handrails are not required. For changes in tangential longitudinal alignment greater than 45, posts
shall be positioned at a maximum distance of 2-0" each side of the corner and shall not be located
at the corner apex. For curved longitudinal alignments the top and bottom rails and handrails shall be
shop bent to match the alignment radius.

RAILING MEMBER DIMENSIONS TABLE


OUTSIDE

WALL

DIMENSION

THICKNESS

2" NPS (Sch. 40)

2.375"

0.154"

2" NPS (Sch. 40)

2.375"

0.154"

1b" NPS (Sch. 40)

1.900"

0.145"

Handrails Joint/Splice Sleeves

1" NPS (Sch. 40)

1.315"

0.133"

Handrails

1b" NPS (Sch. 40)

1.900"

0.145"

1.000"

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MEMBER

DESIGNATION

Posts
Rails
Rail Joint/Splice Sleeves

Handrail Support Bar

1" Round Bar

BASE PLATES:
Base Plates shall be in accordance with ASTM A36 or ASTM A709 Grade 36.
SHIM PLATES:
Shim Plates shall be aluminum in accordance with ASTM B209, Alloy 6061 or 6063. Shim plates shall be
used for foundation height adjustments greater than " and localized irregularities greater than
Field trim shim plates when necessary to match the contours of the foundation. Bevelled shim
plates may be used in lieu of trimmed flat shim plates shown. Stacked shim plates must be bonded
together with adhesive bonding material and limited to a maximum total thickness of b", unless
longer anchor bolts are provided for the exposed thread length.
COATINGS:
The railing shall be hot-dip galvanized after fabrication in accordance with Section 962 of the Specifications.
All nuts, bolts and washers shall be hot-dip galvanized in accordance with Section 962 of the Specifications.
ANCHOR BOLTS:
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Anchor bolts shall be in accordance with ASTM F1554 Grade 36. Headless anchor bolts for Adhesive
Anchors shall be threaded full length. Cutting of reinforcing steel is permitted for drilled hole installation.
All anchor bolts shall have single self-locking hex nuts. Tack welding of the nut to the anchor bolt may
be used in lieu of self-locking nuts. All nuts shall be in accordance with ASTM A563 or ASTM A194. Flat
Washers shall be in accordance with ASTM F436 and Plate Washers (for long slotted holes only), shall be
in accordance with ASTM A36 or ASTM A709 Grade 36. After the nuts have been snug tightened, the
anchor bolt threads shall be distorted to prevent removal of the nuts. Distorted threads and tack welds
shall be coated with a galvanizing compound in accordance with the Specifications.
RESILIENT AND NEOPRENE PADS:
Resilient and Neoprene pads shall be in accordance with Specification Section 932, except that testing
of the finished pads shall not be required. Neoprene pads shall be durometer hardness 60 or 70.
JOINTS:
All fixed joints are to be welded all around and ground smooth. Expansion Joints shall be spaced at
a maximum of 30-0". Field splices similar to the expansion joint detail may be approved by the
Engineer to facilitate shipping and handling, but rails must be continuous across a minimum of two
posts. Only use the Continuity Field Splice (Detail "E") to make the railing continuous for unforeseen
field adjustments.
WELDING:
All welding shall be in accordance with the American Welding Society Structural Welding Code (Steel)
ANSI/AWS D1.1 (current edition). Weld metal shall be E60XX or E70XX. Nondestructive testing of
welds is not required.
SHOP DRAWINGS:
Complete details addressing project specific geometry (line & grade) showing post and expansion joint
locations must be submitted by the Contractor for the Engineers approval prior to fabrication of the
railing. Shop drawings shall be in accordance with the Specifications.
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PAYMENT:
Guiderail shall be paid for under the contract unit price for Pipe Guiderail (Steel), LF (Item No.
515-1-1). Payment for the Guiderail will be plan quantity measured as the length along the center
line of the top rail, and includes rails, posts, rail splice assembly, base plates, anchor bolts, nuts,
washers, resilient or neoprene pads and all incidental materials and labor required to complete

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installation of the Guiderail.

DESCRIPTION:

INDEX

FDOT DESIGN STANDARDS


2013

STEEL PIPE GUIDERAIL

NO.

880

SHEET
NO.

1-6"

6-0" (Max.) ~ Equal Panels

Post Spacing

(Typ.)

Varies (4" Min.,


1-6" Max.) (Typ.)

(Typ.)

Continuity Field Splice


Rail Expansion Joint (Typ.)
see Detail "D" Sheet 4

1-6"

(as required) see Detail "E"

(Typ.)

Sheet 4 (Typ.)

Rail ~ 2" NPS


Sch. 40 (Typ.)

NOTES:

See Detail "C"

NPS = Nominal Pipe Size

3
-6"

Sheet 4

STRUCTURES EXPANSION JOINTS NOTE:


* Keyed construction joints in Index No. 520 Gravity
Wall are not considered to be expansion joints.

Top of Sidewalk
or Bikeway

9"

Minimum from free end of concrete

Rail expansion joints to be located in panels above


CROSS REFERENCE:

structure expansion joints * (30-0" maximum spacing).

and expansion joints (Typ.)

For Details "C", "D" and "E", see Sheet 4.

Ground Line

ELEVATION

TYPICAL RAILING DETAILS & RAILINGS ON GRADES 0% TO 5%

Han

1-6"

Min.

See Plans for


continuation or
1-6"

See Plans for


continuation or

6-0" (Max.) ~ Equal Panels

(Typ.)

Post Spacing
(Typ.)

termination

See "Typical Railing Details"

Handrail ~ 1b" NPS

for post & rail details

Sch. 40 (Typ.)

termination
limits of railing

1-6"

2
-10"

Min.

Top of

M ax.

2
-6"

30-0" Max. for Slopes > 6.25%

40-0" Max. for Slopes = 6.25%

Bottom Landing

Ramp

40-0" Max. for Slopes = 6.25%

5-0" Min.

Ramp

Top Landing

5-0" Min.

30-0" Max. for Slopes > 6.25%


6-0" Min.

M ax.

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d
a
Gr

2
-6"

Han

2
-10"

3
-6"

Sidewalk

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limits of railing

Intermediate Landing
RAMP REQUIREMENTS

LANDING REQUIREMENTS

ELEVATION
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(Showing Inside Face of Railing)

For slopes greater than 5%:

Max. landing slope = 2%

Max. ramp slope = 8.33%

Max. landing cross-slope = 2%

Max. ramp cross-slope = 2.0%

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RAILINGS ON GRADES STEEPER THAN 5% TO 8.33%

DESCRIPTION:

INDEX

FDOT DESIGN STANDARDS


2013

STEEL PIPE GUIDERAIL

NO.

880

SHEET
NO.

6-0" (Max.) ~ Equal Panels

Varies ~ Equal spacing


Post
"

6-0" Max. on Steps

Equal to one
1"

CJP

3
-6"

tread length

Handrail

DETAIL "A" - PLAN VIEW


HANDRAIL TERMINATION
3
-6"

Han

1-6"

1-6"

Min.

(Typ.)

See "Typical Railing


Details", Sheet 2 for

2
-10"

2"

See "Typical Railing Details",


Sheet 2 for post & rail details

See Index No. 521


or Contract Plans

9"
3
-6"

for step details


Concrete sidewalk to extend 6" min. behind ra

Min.

2"

RAILING CONTINUATION BEYOND STEPS


(Bottom shown, Top similar)

3
-6"

post & rail details

Equal to one
tread length
Handrail

Handrail continuous
At Landing

5-0" Min.
Length of Landing

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Varies ~ Equal spacing

(Top Landing)
6-0" Max. on Steps
Steel Handrail required for three or more
steps (Handrail and cheekwalls continuous

See Detail "A" (Typ.)

9" Min. Wide


cheekwall both sides
2"

3
-6"

2
-10"

Handrail Termination

Han
See Index No. 521
or Contract Plans
for Step Details

1-6"

2"

Min.

2
-10"

tread length

Bottom of
Equal to one

cheekwall

tread width

cheekwall both sides


2"

2
-10"

See Index No. 521


or Contract Plans

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for Step Details

ELEVATION
(At-Grade Steps)

2
-10"

Han

2"

R
(T
9
y
p "
.)

3
-6"

9" Min. Wide

1
-6"

5-0" Min.
Length of Landing

2
-10"

"
9
.)
yp
(T

6
-0" M ax. for one run of steps

Equal to one

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at landings) Handrail ~ 1" NPS (Sch. 40)

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2"

Handrail Termination,
See Detail "A" (Typ.)

2"

9"
Min.
6-0"
(Bottom Landing)
9"

ALTERNATE END TREATMENT

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Min.

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GUIDERAIL ON STEPS & STAIRS


DESCRIPTION:

INDEX

FDOT DESIGN STANDARDS


2013

STEEL PIPE GUIDERAIL

NO.

880

SHEET
NO.

1-6"

112"

Hand

"

& Rod

Plate

Bolt

112"

3"

6"

Handrail

Top Rail ~ 2"


NPS, Sch. 40

Guiderai
Post

1" Venting Hole

3"

2716"

114"

234"

114"

for Anchor Bolts with


Flat Washers (Typ.)

CJP

NPS, Sch. 40

SECTION C-C
BASE PLATE DETAIL
5"

1
4

CJP

(Typ.)
3"

Guiderai
Bolt

2" NPS, Sch. 40

3"

1
2"

"

3"

CJP

Bottom Rail ~
6"

Plate (Aluminum)

6"

Plate
"

1"

(centered)

1
8"

2"

212"

Post

" (
T
yp.) Resil

1" Venting Hole

4"
314"

3
8"

3
8"

1
8"

" x 1" Long Sl


Holes for Anchor Bolts

11"

" Ste

with Plate Washers (Typ.)

b" Venting

or " (Max.) H

Holes, Bottom Rail

for Anchor Bolts with

or Neoprene Pads

SECTION B-B
(Handrail Connection)

1
8"

CJP

Post ~ 2"

8"

1" Bar

3
4"

" (Max.) H

234"

"
9
.)
p
y
(T

1
4

3
16

Post
R 112"

Flat Washers (Typ.)

SHIM PLATE
DETAIL

PLATE WASHER
DETAIL

ALTERNATE BASE
PLATE DETAIL
(Recommended for Top of Step Cheekwalls)

Bevel bottom of post as required


to maintain plumb posts (Typ.)

1-0"

6"*

DETAIL "C" - RAIL CONNECTIONS


(Handrail Not Shown)

6"

" x " Pa
Stainless Steel (Type 316
3"

or 18-8 Alloy) Set Screw.

3"
1
4"

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Set Screw must be set

1
2"

1
4")

1
4")

~ Expansion Joint

~ Field Splice Slip Joint

flush against outside face


of rail (Typ.)

Rail or Handrail Section


Top Rail

B
Steel Sleeve:
1
2"

Rail or

Handrail Section

1" NPS (Sch. 40) for Handrails

NPS (Sch. 40) for Rails

Match Grade of
Ramp or Stairs
Post

Round over both ends


of rails 18" (Typ.)

* At the Contractors option, embedded length may


be 4" when a " plug weld is substitute

DETAIL "D" - EXPANSION JOINT


(FIELD SPLICE SLIP JOINT SIMILAR)

the " set s


Bottom Rail
Handrail

1-8"
" x " Pa
1
4"

Stainless Steel (Type 316


or 18-8 Alloy) Set Screws.
Set Screws must penetrate

1
8"

Max. Gap

3 Sp. @ 212"

Match Grade of
3 Sp. @ 212"

Ramp or Stairs

1
8"

the full wall thickness of the


114"

114"

against outside face of rail


Rail or Handrail

(Typ.)

Section

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inner sleeve and set flush

Rail

Round over both ends

Section

of rails

1
8"

(Typ.)

DETAIL "B" - RAIL AND HANDRAIL


(Showing Sloped Condition for Stairs or Ramp)

Steel Sleeve:
1
2"

NPS (Sch. 40) for Rails

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1" NPS (Sch. 40) for Handrails

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DETAIL "E" - CONTINUITY


FIELD SPLICE

CROSS REFERENCE:
For locations of Details "C", "D" and "E", see Sheet 2.

DESCRIPTION:

INDEX

FDOT DESIGN STANDARDS


2013

STEEL PIPE GUIDERAIL

NO.

880

SHEET
NO.

1
2"

5-0" Std. ~
3-0" Min. Clear
Between Handrails

Guider
Anchor Bolts

1
-9"

112" NPS (Sch. 40) Handrail

" Thick Resil


412"

or Neoprene Pad (Typ,)

0" Standard

6"

(
M in.
)
Anchors

6"

(
M in.
)

Sl
o
p
e2
% Ma
x
.(
a
wa
y
f
r
o
m d
r
o
p
o
f
f
)

Anchors

Step Cheekwall
** Steel

Drop-off (
Varies)

1
-0"

(
M in.
)
Anchors

** Steel

6"
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Top of
step nosing

45

Varies

2" for Ramps

2"

2"

y
wa
a
.(
x
% Ma
e2
p
o
Sl
)
f
f
o
p
o
r
m d
o
r
f

412" Min.
412"

** Steel

requiring handrails
1
-9"

7b" for Ramps

Thickened Edge

2
-10"

6" Standard,
4" Sidewalk with

1" Bar

2"

plates (as required) (Typ.)

M easured from Step Nosings

Base Plate with Shim

2"

3
-6"

Guiderail & Anchor

3
-6"

Guiderail & Anchor

Back Face of
Gravity Wall

9"

(3 Min. Required for


Stability of Railing)

TYPICAL SECTION ON CONCRETE SIDEWALK

9"

Width of Structure at

(Min.)

6" Embedment Depth

TYPICAL SECTION ON STEPS & STAIRS

TYPICAL SECTION ON GRAVITY WALL


(Other Retaining Walls Similar)

2 ~ " Anchor Bolts (**)


Edge Shim

Self-Locking Hex Nuts & Washers.

(8" long
x "

1
8"

6"
Min. Beveled

x thickness

(Min.)

Build-up (Typ.)

as reqd.)

Epoxy Mortar (Type F) in


accordance with Specification
Section 926

Base Plate
NOTES:
** 2 ~ " x 8" Steel Anc
3" Min. Embedment

Permitted (C-I-P); Galvanized Adhesive Anchors Permitted

Hole (b"), Clean

(***); Expansion Anchors Not Permitted.

Full size Shim Plates

with Specification

when required for

Section 416

*** Adhesive anchors shall be fully threaded headless anchor bolts

1
2"

hole in accordance

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Galvanized Steel Bolts (As Shown) (C-I-P); Galvanized U-Bolts

3b" Core Drilled

set in drilled holes (manufacturer recommended diameter) with


an Adhesive Bonding Material System in accordance with

height adjustment

Specification Section 937 and installed in accordance with


Seal end of post with a

1
2"

(Min.) wide

bed of Adhesive

" Thick Resil

plastic or galvanized steel plug

or Neoprene Pad

Bonding Material

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DETAIL "F" (OPTIONAL SHIMMING DETAIL


FOR CROSS SLOPE CORRECTION)
(Used in lieu of Beveled Shim Plates)

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Specification Section 416. The minimum embedment is 6".

OPTIONAL SIDEWALK ANCHORAGE DETAIL

DESCRIPTION:

INDEX

FDOT DESIGN STANDARDS


2013

STEEL PIPE GUIDERAIL

NO.

880

SHEET
NO.