Texas A&M testing new Lake Pontchartrain Causeway barriers

Texas engineers have wrapped up the final phase of Causeway Bridge barrier tests, which could save lives.

Now, bridge managers have to figure out how much it would cost and whether to raise tolls.

For nearly a year, engineers with the Texas A&M Transportation Institute have been slamming trucks weighing up to ten tons into a mockup of a Causeway Bridge rail near College Station, TX.

The images are dramatic and from every angle. A full size four door pickup truck, the type that is most likely to jump over current rails just 25" high, is slammed into a new 42" high rail designed by Texas A&M.

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