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Remote Areas & Low Risk Areas (OSHA-Based)

Rail systems on remote trail bridges must be at least 42 inches high for pedestrian use and 54 inches high for bicycle or equestrian use. Rails are generally horizontal with vertical openings no larger than 15 inches. A curb or curb rail no more than 4 inches above the deck surface is required for trail bridges used by horses and riders.

Drawing of a Remote Location Rail System.
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Timber

Timber-Log

Additional Pictures:

Example sketch of a log timber limited access rail Photo of a Log Timber Limited Access Rail
ROS Classes: black from U to R to RN to SPM to SPNM to P

Timber-Sawn

Additional Pictures:

Example sketch of sawn timber limited access rail Photo of a Sawn Timber Limited Access Rail
ROS Classes: black from U to R to RN to SPM to SPNM, gray from SPNM to P

Steel

Steel-Tube

Additional Pictures:

Photo of a Steel Limited Access Rail
ROS Classes: black from U to R to RN, gray from RN to SPM, white from SPM to SPNM to P