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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #400 on: June 16, 2018, 03:38:21 PM »



I think I remember passing this sign in this condition (the right one, the left one is funky due to 60 Hz electric) in January 2015 (per my biking records) but I don't seem to have a photo of it.

HOW DID THAT HAPPEN!?!?!?!?

Also, where is this?

Southbound service area between 7A & 7 back to the NJ Turnpike. A truck must've left something in the up position! It has since been fixed.
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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #401 on: June 16, 2018, 06:38:34 PM »

Does it ever desplay anything besides the arrows (and the AND CARS text?
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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #402 on: June 18, 2018, 04:36:06 PM »

Does it ever desplay anything besides the arrows (and the AND CARS text?
If either roadway is closed/degraded, special messages can be shown. The last time I remember seeing this was when Exit 7A was closed in the inner roadway southbound, but I couldn't tell you exactly what was displayed.
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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #403 on: June 20, 2018, 02:33:25 PM »

Does it ever desplay anything besides the arrows (and the AND CARS text?
If either roadway is closed/degraded, special messages can be shown. The last time I remember seeing this was when Exit 7A was closed in the inner roadway southbound, but I couldn't tell you exactly what was displayed.
The only alternate message I've ever seen on these signs was when one of the roadways was closed.  It displayed ROADWAY CLOSED, and had red background instead of green.
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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #404 on: July 08, 2018, 07:57:21 PM »

Extreme temperature swings are not nice to signs near Interstate 90 near Snoqualmie Pass.

Worn sign near Snoqualmie Pass by Arthur Allen, on Flickr
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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #405 on: July 08, 2018, 09:38:41 PM »

Extreme temperature swings are not nice to signs near Interstate 90 near Snoqualmie Pass.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1824/28417644407_357703ed88.jpg

Interesting that the k's are having an issue, and not any other letters.

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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #406 on: July 08, 2018, 09:59:20 PM »

Extreme temperature swings are not nice to signs near Interstate 90 near Snoqualmie Pass.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1824/28417644407_357703ed88.jpg
Interesting that the k's are having an issue, and not any other letters.

It looks like the fabricator initially put the upper-case K where the lower-case K belongs, and vice versa.

How one mixes that up, however, I don't know.
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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #407 on: September 04, 2018, 12:20:31 AM »


Photo credit: South Bend Tribune

Here's what's left of a BGS on southbound St. Joseph Valley Parkway, a mile north of the SR 2 exit. Also pictured are the remains of the tanker truck that erupted. Amazingly enough, the driver walked away before the eruption. The SB lanes will be closed at least a few days. The heat was so intense that paint peeled off of nearby buildings.

https://www.southbendtribune.com/news/publicsafety/southbound-lanes-could-be-closed-for-several-days-on-bypass/article_be663758-a8ca-5cb5-80ee-dd6d69c527cf.html
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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #408 on: September 11, 2018, 10:06:57 AM »

Was working on some webpages when I came across this picture I had taken of a crossbuck near Athens, AL that's somewhat faded and beat-up and has had an arrow shot through it:
Crossbuck by freebrickproductions, on Flickr

This isn't getting enough attention, so I'm reposting it.
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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #409 on: September 11, 2018, 05:23:31 PM »

A section of SR 504 that was covered in lahar/mudflow deposits after Mt. St. Helens erupted in May 1980.

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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #410 on: September 14, 2018, 04:27:02 PM »

Does anyone who was at the Golden Spike Meet yesterday have a good picture of the already-damaged BGS assembly on the northbound flyover ramp THAT ISN'T EVEN OPEN TO TRAFFIC YET??

I think I have one, but not on this computer.

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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #411 on: June 18, 2019, 10:22:41 PM »

Some may cal this damaged, or perhaps it just came apart over time, but the first thing that ran through my mind was: "convertible sign"!

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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #412 on: June 19, 2019, 03:44:27 PM »



I think I remember passing this sign in this condition (the right one, the left one is funky due to 60 Hz electric) in January 2015 (per my biking records) but I don't seem to have a photo of it.

HOW DID THAT HAPPEN!?!?!?!?

Also, where is this?

Southbound service area between 7A & 7 back to the NJ Turnpike. A truck must've left something in the up position! It has since been fixed.
I don't have a photo of it and the latest GSV from 2016 predates the damage; but at the northbound Joyce Kilmer Service Plaza between Exits 8A & 9, the LED section of the Trucks/Busses sign is completely taken out.  All one sees below the steel green panel is a see-through paned grid.
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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #413 on: June 19, 2019, 06:03:52 PM »

This bunch of signs has been struck by an out of control vehicle.

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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #414 on: July 02, 2020, 03:58:29 PM »

Thread bumped because this fits perfectly in this thread. VDOT tweeted this about two hours ago as I type this.

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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #415 on: July 04, 2020, 09:32:00 PM »

This electrically-lit street sign in Gilroy, CA, is missing a panel on one side.
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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #416 on: July 05, 2020, 01:40:37 PM »

After the March 2020 tornado outbreak in Nashville, this happened.
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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #417 on: July 05, 2020, 02:36:44 PM »

After the March 2020 tornado outbreak in Nashville, this happened.

That's a pretty common mode of failure for signs in a weak tornado; I've seen it here a lot. That's actually due to a hinge that's there as part of the breakaway safety feature. Easily fixed.

Strong tornadoes do weird stuff to signs. The May 19, 2013 tornado in Moore, OK blew one sign off a gantry but left the other panel (and the gantry itself) untouched.
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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #418 on: July 05, 2020, 02:50:07 PM »

After the March 2020 tornado outbreak in Nashville, this happened.

That's a pretty common mode of failure for signs in a weak tornado; I've seen it here a lot. That's actually due to a hinge that's there as part of the breakaway safety feature. Easily fixed.

Strong tornadoes do weird stuff to signs. The May 19, 2013 tornado in Moore, OK blew one sign off a gantry but left the other panel (and the gantry itself) untouched.

Further down the road a tree fallen onto a sign:
https://www.google.com/maps/@36.1393376,-85.5725249,3a,43.1y,321.95h,93.21t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1soKIRcMpKmzKg1ttfnB66HA!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en
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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #420 on: July 07, 2020, 03:11:44 PM »

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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #423 on: July 08, 2020, 09:39:54 AM »

This sign along I-75 SB has seen better days.
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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #424 on: August 24, 2020, 04:39:12 PM »

Akwardly contorted sign on I-90 in rural SD. Oddly, the route marker (SD-63) is missing too.
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