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1812.9 Side-Mount Bracket Assembly Test
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Where side-mount brackets are used, each bracket assembly shall be proof-tested to a minimum 110 percent of allowable load to demonstrate that the bracket assembly is capable of transferring the loads to the pile. The load shall be applied in six equal increments. The 110 percent test load shall be held for a minimum 30 minutes without bracket assembly distortion or deformation. Side-mount brackets for permanent applications shall be encased in concrete with a minimum embedment of 3 inches (76.2 mm). Concrete used to encase side-mount brackets shall meet the requirements of Sections 1903, 1904, 1905 and 1906.