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Offline Bedlam

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Shiny new Armco crash barriers by railway bridge.
« on: July 09, 2011, 06:02:19 pm »
Shiny new Armco crash barriers have been installed by the BP station railway bridge and tbh they now make the road look tidier.

Sweepstake !!! - How long before they get hit/paint scrapes/tyre marks? No prizes, just the subtle contentment of being right! Nearest predicted hit by date wins!

I'll go first - I reckon they'll be hit within 4 weeks = by Aug 6th.


 

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Re: Shiny new Armco crash barriers by railway bridge.
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2011, 11:05:34 pm »
25 July 2011  ;D
 

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Re: Shiny new Armco crash barriers by railway bridge.
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2011, 09:42:14 am »
makes that bit of bp look awful, or might just be me. wont they cause more damage to someone if they hit them then just going over the edge??
 

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Re: Shiny new Armco crash barriers by railway bridge.
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2011, 07:43:11 pm »
There always was a barrier, of sorts there, but over the years it had become increasingly bent into the bushes and probably, the bushes would have offered more protection than the armco. In order to replace the barrier a lot of the bushes have been cut back, a) making the barrier more noticeable, b) it's shiny and new, so it's noticable and c), only time will tell if in the absence of the bushes now, will hold in the event of a hit. I hope it isn't put to the test.
 

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Re: Shiny new Armco crash barriers by railway bridge.
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2011, 10:35:57 am »
Yes it is a bit shiny but it will soon weather and look a bit less conspicuous.

I'm glad it has been replaced, there is a very steep drop and if a car slid down there in the snow someone could get seriously injured (as well as having quite a problem getting their vehicle back on the road  :icon_jokercolor:  )
 

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