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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #425 on: August 24, 2020, 08:43:53 PM »

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

Man, what a fugly font on that sign!  No wonder why someone tried to kill it!
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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #426 on: August 24, 2020, 08:55:01 PM »


In this case, the sign isn't damaged, but the post is, and someone tried to hang one sign off another.
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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #427 on: August 28, 2020, 04:12:53 PM »

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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #428 on: August 28, 2020, 04:39:45 PM »

I'm sure if one went to Louisiana this week, there would be quite a few.
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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #429 on: August 30, 2020, 12:42:29 AM »

I'm sure if one went to Louisiana this week, there would be quite a few.

Yep. One of the brand new BGSs for the new exit 83 on I-20 folded backward on its posts.
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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #430 on: August 30, 2020, 10:14:48 AM »

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

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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #431 on: September 02, 2020, 05:40:56 PM »

A relic in Hackensack, NJ
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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #432 on: September 02, 2020, 08:50:21 PM »

Here, a box of "left turn only" signs in NY (like this) has been stripped.
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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #433 on: September 03, 2020, 01:23:14 AM »

A relic in Hackensack, NJ


I know S. Hackensack is how it's spelled out, but it almost looks like Shackensack -- aka a no-tell motel just minutes off the Jersey Turnpike.
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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #434 on: September 03, 2020, 09:11:37 AM »

^^That relic needs saving, if not only for the button copy.
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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #435 on: September 05, 2020, 01:55:31 PM »



This sign off exit 2 of A-973 has been suffering from sign peel ever since I first saw it.
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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #436 on: September 07, 2020, 12:33:21 PM »

Hanging by a thread in Lawrence, MA.
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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #437 on: September 07, 2020, 04:26:01 PM »



Eastbound Kilpatrick Turnpike approaching I-35 in north Oklahoma City. The letters are missing likely due to hail damage
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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #438 on: September 07, 2020, 04:34:48 PM »

Hanging by a thread in Lawrence, MA.

There's also a memorial next to the sign, making me wonder if whoever clipped the sign is the subject of the memorial.
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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #439 on: September 07, 2020, 06:17:43 PM »



Eastbound Kilpatrick Turnpike approaching I-35 in north Oklahoma City.
That's pretty bad. Missouri has the same problem with their late 90s/early 00s reflector signs (peeling letters), but I've never seen it to that extent.
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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #440 on: October 17, 2020, 02:49:11 PM »

At this point, it's easier to county what remains on this sign than what doesn't.
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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #441 on: October 17, 2020, 05:54:56 PM »

At this point, it's easier to county what remains on this sign than what doesn't.

Never have I seen a sign gantry with a yellow clearance sign.
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Re: Damaged Signs - Fading Away
« Reply #442 on: October 18, 2020, 12:56:46 AM »

For some time now I have wanted to put in this image. But I will give some background.   I have no idea why this sign still even exists. 

I live in Douglas, Wyoming.   The historical route of main routes US 20 and US 87 ran through the town back in the day. Then Interstate 25 supplanted them, and those roads became "business routes".  To retain such designation, the City would have to do some major work on the road.  They started to do so, replacing the bridge over the North Platte River. But they balked at widening the road through town.   Lots of trees would have be cut down to do so.   And they didn't do it.  They actually banned through truck traffic and put up signs directing such away from the center of town.   

I'm pretty sure they lost Federal route designation/funding.  Thus, Business Route I-25, US20, US87 and US26 no longer has any meaning.  Yet the signs are still there, sort of.  You can see the WYDOT date codes, 2008 in this image from when this sign was still rather new:   




Sun Damage Time:  Look what the Wyoming Sunshine did to the black numerals 12 years on:

 

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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #443 on: October 18, 2020, 05:42:15 PM »

How kind of the sun to automatically convert those shields into fresh blanks to be reused!
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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #444 on: October 18, 2020, 08:32:13 PM »

I don't think it's the sun. Why is the background still fully black?
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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #445 on: October 18, 2020, 08:37:38 PM »

Could be that the sign shop mass-produces blanks using one type of ink (or a vinyl overlay), and then the numbers were overprinted with another type of ink.

In any case, I don't think they could be reused, since the sheeting is aged, and would probably do weird halation effects at night.
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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #446 on: October 21, 2020, 03:23:08 PM »

I'm pretty sure that is sun-fading damage.  I saw it get progressively get worse over the last 10 years.

The latest picture above, I took that in July, and at that time, I took a couple of other pics from different angles.

Now, on anther shot I took maybe because of the different sun angle, while in person it looks blank, on camera zoomed in, I can sort of see smudges where the numbers should be.     

That led me to go hog wild on the Gamma and Contrast settings and:




UPDATE EDIT, FEB 06 2021.   I drove by this at night a couple of times and realized that the three faded signs must have had some kind of glass bead (reflective) paint for the numerals, because they showed up in the headlights.   But a couple of days ago I noticed that these had been replaced, finally.   Kind of odd regarding the new date codes though, one from 2015 and two signs from 2020 and they left the old I-25 sign in place.   Oh, and I preferred the US shields on the old signs. 

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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #447 on: October 23, 2020, 05:52:34 PM »

At this point, it's easier to county what remains on this sign than what doesn't.

Never have I seen a sign gantry with a yellow clearance sign.
The case of the missing shields part two.
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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #448 on: October 23, 2020, 10:09:18 PM »

At this point, it's easier to county what remains on this sign than what doesn't.

Never have I seen a sign gantry with a yellow clearance sign.
The case of the missing shields part two.

The shield on the right has been missing for almost a decade.
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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #449 on: October 24, 2020, 08:35:11 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.
I saw that when it happened. I had a picture of it, but that phone crapped out not long after... oh well.

There is a video of an exit gore somewhere on YT that shows a truck driver plowing through an EXIT fore sign trying to get back on the highway (I want to say it was in FL), but I cannot find it.
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