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(Oregon Live)   Well, that's a silly way to design a traffic barrier   (oregonlive.com) divider line 23
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2014-01-26 09:34:05 AM
Hold on, are we saying that the truck moved the barrier that far? How fast was the farker going?
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-01-26 09:35:56 AM
Looks like a cable barrier after a hit. Did somebody forget to pour concrete into the forms?

Around here median barriers stay put when hit. They may be filled with substandard concrete from a contractor who bribed a DOT inspector, but they are heavy.
 
2014-01-26 09:38:53 AM

Omegamerc: Hold on, are we saying that the truck moved the barrier that far? How fast was the farker going?



It's even worse when you consider the force vectors and momentum/inertia involved. Fast AND heavy.
 
2014-01-26 10:00:12 AM
Texas A&M has ventured out into highway design, having mastered bonfires.
 
2014-01-26 10:00:24 AM
Well, that's one way to get the rat bastards out of the passing lane!
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-01-26 10:03:23 AM
BitwiseShift

Texas A&M really does do a lot of highway research: TTI.
 
2014-01-26 10:03:24 AM
I remember an old "Superman" comic book in which they promised to answer the question, "What happens when an irresistible force meets and immovable object?"

/I've forgotten the answer
 
2014-01-26 10:14:10 AM
A picture would be nice
 
2014-01-26 10:15:01 AM

SoupJohnB: I remember an old "Superman" comic book in which they promised to answer the question, "What happens when an irresistible force meets and immovable object?"

/I've forgotten the answer


"*an* immovable object"

/time to refill the coffee cup
 
2014-01-26 10:15:03 AM

SoupJohnB: I remember an old "Superman" comic book in which they promised to answer the question, "What happens when an irresistible force meets and immovable object?"

/I've forgotten the answer


That is a nonsense question. The answer is that in a universe where one of those things exist, the other by definition does not
 
2014-01-26 10:27:44 AM

ransack.: That is a nonsense question. The answer is that in a universe where one of those things exist, the other by definition does not


Or its a multiverse theory that explains alternate timelines in some universes.  Time being the irresistible force and death being the immovable object, in this example.  When time hits death the result is the backsplash and cast off of time, keeping a person's life time moving, but in different directions.
 
2014-01-26 10:32:06 AM

gadian: ransack.: That is a nonsense question. The answer is that in a universe where one of those things exist, the other by definition does not

Or its a multiverse theory that explains alternate timelines in some universes.  Time being the irresistible force and death being the immovable object, in this example.  When time hits death the result is the backsplash and cast off of time, keeping a person's life time moving, but in different directions.


i274.photobucket.com
 
2014-01-26 10:58:36 AM

ZAZ: Looks like a cable barrier after a hit. Did somebody forget to pour concrete into the forms?

Around here median barriers stay put when hit. They may be filled with substandard concrete from a contractor who bribed a DOT inspector, but they are heavy.


These are made to be somewhat permanent, yet still movable for roadwork. Cement trucks sometimes have a little extra product left after a pour. They have forms set up at the batch plant, so the trucks can clean out after a job and the end product is a barrier to be sold to the state. Pretty much a win/win until a truck hits one. I-84 along the gorge is an awesome drive, but can see high wind gusts and ice. The road is right between the river and rock walls, not much room for a shoulder.

I'm getting really tired of the never ending roadwork done to save the economy. I could see necessary repairs or a road project of epic proportions, but what is happening is curbs with wheelchair ramps out in the middle of nowhere protected by orange traffic barrels that have been there so long now the batteries are dead on the lights and the orange is getting UV damage. It takes a lot of work to set up safety signage when they close a lane, but they close lanes to just have them sit for months before any work begins. The flaggers must get burned out. Check out the pic - it's just a little stretch of road they took all the effort to set up barriers for. Is there any reason that little project couldn't have been done in one single night? Does that lane need to be closed for who knows how long? Now, they will probably take the barriers down and close the lane somewhere else on I-84.
 
2014-01-26 11:12:14 AM
Wow, I thought only Rhode Island could do stupid shiat like this. My favorite here is lanes that just end without warning. Oh sure I know about them but it seems like 90% of the other drivers don't.
 
2014-01-26 12:03:19 PM
Looking at the picture, the center divider is just made of concrete jersy barriers. These typically would not be anchored to the ground. The only thing holding them together/in place is the cross connections between each barricade and their weight (approx 8,000 each), which is why the divider is arched out instead of broken.
 
2014-01-26 12:10:34 PM

Ficoce: ZAZ: Looks like a cable barrier after a hit. Did somebody forget to pour concrete into the forms?

Around here median barriers stay put when hit. They may be filled with substandard concrete from a contractor who bribed a DOT inspector, but they are heavy.

These are made to be somewhat permanent, yet still movable for roadwork. Cement trucks sometimes have a little extra product left after a pour. They have forms set up at the batch plant, so the trucks can clean out after a job and the end product is a barrier to be sold to the state. Pretty much a win/win until a truck hits one. I-84 along the gorge is an awesome drive, but can see high wind gusts and ice. The road is right between the river and rock walls, not much room for a shoulder.

I'm getting really tired of the never ending roadwork done to save the economy. I could see necessary repairs or a road project of epic proportions, but what is happening is curbs with wheelchair ramps out in the middle of nowhere protected by orange traffic barrels that have been there so long now the batteries are dead on the lights and the orange is getting UV damage. It takes a lot of work to set up safety signage when they close a lane, but they close lanes to just have them sit for months before any work begins. The flaggers must get burned out. Check out the pic - it's just a little stretch of road they took all the effort to set up barriers for. Is there any reason that little project couldn't have been done in one single night? Does that lane need to be closed for who knows how long? Now, they will probably take the barriers down and close the lane somewhere else on I-84.


wtf did I just read?
 
2014-01-26 12:21:58 PM
Say what you will about Christie, but they guy has clout to shut down a lane of traffic all the way across the continent and make it look like an accident.
 
2014-01-26 12:28:26 PM

Ficoce: ZAZ: Looks like a cable barrier after a hit. Did somebody forget to pour concrete into the forms?

Around here median barriers stay put when hit. They may be filled with substandard concrete from a contractor who bribed a DOT inspector, but they are heavy.

These are made to be somewhat permanent, yet still movable for roadwork. Cement trucks sometimes have a little extra product left after a pour. They have forms set up at the batch plant, so the trucks can clean out after a job and the end product is a barrier to be sold to the state. Pretty much a win/win until a truck hits one. I-84 along the gorge is an awesome drive, but can see high wind gusts and ice. The road is right between the river and rock walls, not much room for a shoulder.

I'm getting really tired of the never ending roadwork done to save the economy. I could see necessary repairs or a road project of epic proportions, but what is happening is curbs with wheelchair ramps out in the middle of nowhere protected by orange traffic barrels that have been there so long now the batteries are dead on the lights and the orange is getting UV damage. It takes a lot of work to set up safety signage when they close a lane, but they close lanes to just have them sit for months before any work begins. The flaggers must get burned out. Check out the pic - it's just a little stretch of road they took all the effort to set up barriers for. Is there any reason that little project couldn't have been done in one single night? Does that lane need to be closed for who knows how long? Now, they will probably take the barriers down and close the lane somewhere else on I-84.


...  What?
Those barriers are in the road median.  They aren't construction barriers.  A truck hit them, now they're in the wrong spot.
 
2014-01-26 12:54:17 PM

ErinPac: Ficoce: ZAZ: Looks like a cable barrier after a hit. Did somebody forget to pour concrete into the forms?

Around here median barriers stay put when hit. They may be filled with substandard concrete from a contractor who bribed a DOT inspector, but they are heavy.

These are made to be somewhat permanent, yet still movable for roadwork. Cement trucks sometimes have a little extra product left after a pour. They have forms set up at the batch plant, so the trucks can clean out after a job and the end product is a barrier to be sold to the state. Pretty much a win/win until a truck hits one. I-84 along the gorge is an awesome drive, but can see high wind gusts and ice. The road is right between the river and rock walls, not much room for a shoulder.

I'm getting really tired of the never ending roadwork done to save the economy. I could see necessary repairs or a road project of epic proportions, but what is happening is curbs with wheelchair ramps out in the middle of nowhere protected by orange traffic barrels that have been there so long now the batteries are dead on the lights and the orange is getting UV damage. It takes a lot of work to set up safety signage when they close a lane, but they close lanes to just have them sit for months before any work begins. The flaggers must get burned out. Check out the pic - it's just a little stretch of road they took all the effort to set up barriers for. Is there any reason that little project couldn't have been done in one single night? Does that lane need to be closed for who knows how long? Now, they will probably take the barriers down and close the lane somewhere else on I-84.

...  What?
Those barriers are in the road median.  They aren't construction barriers.  A truck hit them, now they're in the wrong spot.


Crap, you're right. I was pwned on that one.
 
2014-01-26 01:35:05 PM
I expected wind doing the damage.  That corridor can get pretty wild.
 
2014-01-26 02:47:06 PM
So lets say the heavy truck hit the barrier near the end of the barrier line and that caused a shove to the side, along with a slide in the direction of the truck, its possible to do that. And he did do that.

/In other news: New pullout created for traffic to enjoy the water view
 
2014-01-26 03:26:22 PM

Paradoxmaker: Looking at the picture, the center divider is just made of concrete jersy barriers. These typically would not be anchored to the ground. The only thing holding them together/in place is the cross connections between each barricade and their weight (approx 8,000 each), which is why the divider is arched out instead of broken.


Given the location, I think they should have been anchored in some way. The odds of a Dale Earnhardt are slim with two lanes of traffic in either direction, and apparently THIS can happen.
 
2014-01-26 04:15:51 PM
Non-anchored Jersey barriers can take a 80kip semi trailer at 60mph at a 20° angle.

farker was moving, or he jack knifed and hit closish to perpendicular.

There aren't any pictures on the mobile site, any on the normal site?
 
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