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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #451 on: January 26, 2021, 10:55:39 AM »

I-66 in DC earlier this morning. Dave Dildine of WTOP, who took the pictures, says a dump truck operator forgot to lower the raised bed.



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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #452 on: January 26, 2021, 11:08:38 AM »

I-66 in DC earlier this morning. Dave Dildine of WTOP, who took the pictures, says a dump truck operator forgot to lower the raised bed.


Seems to happen a lot. There was a incident on I-49 near Kansas City last year or the year before.
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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #453 on: January 26, 2021, 11:17:48 AM »

Quite often it's not that they forgot to lower the bed (otherwise, they would've been hitting other overhead bridges, signs, traffic lights, wires, etc before they get to this point).  But rather, they left the "PTO" (Power Take Off) button on, and at some point either accidently hit the switch which raised the bed, or a malfunction raised the body.

But...it's easier just to say they forgot to lower the bed on TV (or radio, traffic reports, etc), because that's what people understand.
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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #454 on: February 16, 2021, 11:25:54 PM »

No idea what happened to this sign on I-57 north near the junction with I-74. https://goo.gl/maps/BUAV14iHtFaRpb4u8
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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #455 on: February 16, 2021, 11:56:13 PM »

No idea what happened to this sign on I-57 north near the junction with I-74. https://goo.gl/maps/BUAV14iHtFaRpb4u8

Almost guaranteed a car hit the left side, knocking the post off its concrete base, but these sign supports are often constructed in such a way where the other supports can hold the sign without much issue. Sign panels went flying. The injured panels are probably sitting in some transportation yard and the sign is probably going to be replaced in full.

The fact I don't see any tire tracks in the grass/dirt means this sign may have been in this condition for quite a while though.
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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #456 on: February 22, 2021, 10:27:55 AM »

https://goo.gl/maps/beKuUYUHrT4iZQdq9

Might as well be there facing up as it’s companion sign was changed to mixed case.
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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #457 on: February 25, 2021, 04:14:41 PM »

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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #458 on: March 06, 2021, 11:42:25 AM »

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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #459 on: July 30, 2021, 09:59:52 AM »

From the storm with tornadoes that went through Bucks Co., PA & Central Jersey last night:

Location for reference: https://www.google.com/maps/@40.1336167,-74.9790282,3a,90y,36.8h,83.46t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sX_Ie7NLwU4c-NGn70tRNrQ!2e0!7i16384!8i8192!5m1!1e1
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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #460 on: February 25, 2022, 12:49:34 AM »

This sign is slightly damaged and you can tell it's bent. They installed a new BGS after a storm ripped off the old one. but the right support beam is hanging up. Wonder how that can get replaced because otherwise the sign will be torn apart again.

https://goo.gl/maps/QVYKVPLsf1cD6HjQ7

Missing sign: https://goo.gl/maps/u5Rd4wwZWxQ6Bqeb9

Old sign: https://goo.gl/maps/NHJ5WCUEg6hK96og6

Edited to add: Another one here: https://goo.gl/maps/QWuD9MSnjoRdbSwe7 And it was like that when we were driving to South Carolina back in September. I wonder what they are up to...
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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #461 on: May 14, 2022, 04:19:44 PM »



I forgot about this until I looked through my camera roll recently, but last fall, while on I-85 Southbound in Opelika, Alabama, this BGS looked to be severely damaged for whatever reason.
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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #462 on: May 23, 2022, 10:02:19 PM »

Texas Toll 249, which doesn't have that much traffic:

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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #463 on: July 02, 2022, 07:03:00 PM »

Some signs in rough shape along the NB 11/8/11 super 2 in northern New Brunswick:

Damaged sign 1 by Liliana Vess, on Flickr

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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #464 on: July 02, 2022, 08:58:32 PM »

No idea what happened to this sign on I-57 north near the junction with I-74. https://goo.gl/maps/BUAV14iHtFaRpb4u8

Almost guaranteed a car hit the left side, knocking the post off its concrete base, but these sign supports are often constructed in such a way where the other supports can hold the sign without much issue. Sign panels went flying. The injured panels are probably sitting in some transportation yard and the sign is probably going to be replaced in full.

The fact I don't see any tire tracks in the grass/dirt means this sign may have been in this condition for quite a while though.

It seems like it got hit twice.



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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #466 on: July 03, 2022, 11:40:29 AM »

New confirmation signs were mounted to the retaining wall over the shoulder.  Most were destroyed the first winter by snow and ice thrown from snowplows.


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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #467 on: August 01, 2022, 05:53:39 AM »

There's this damaged sign at the end of I-25 southbound in Las Cruces, NM.
If you look at the historical imagery from Google Street View, you can see the upper right corner starts to peel off in May 2021.
By last October (2021) it's almost completely peeled off.
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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #468 on: September 29, 2022, 11:40:57 AM »

Hurricane Ian versus traffic signal. Surprisingly it didn't fully snap off.



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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #469 on: September 29, 2022, 12:40:47 PM »

Hurricane Ian versus traffic signal. Surprisingly it didn't fully snap off.



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Surprisingly still works, too.
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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #470 on: September 29, 2022, 01:51:28 PM »

Hurricane Ian versus traffic signal. Surprisingly it didn't fully snap off.



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The Weather Channel had a live clip showing a traffic signal head (middle head) getting ripped off a spanwire by Hurricane Ian last night (I think it was in Cape Coral).  They showed it again later, along with a clip of city workers hauling it out of the intersection.  It was surprising that the other heads didn't get ripped off, too.

Couldn't find that one, but here's one in Tampa where the entire spanwired snapped right in front of a police cruiser (or so they claim): https://www.wric.com/news/u-s-world/watch-traffic-light-yanked-off-line-by-hurricane-ian-crashes-in-front-of-cops/
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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #471 on: September 29, 2022, 02:26:57 PM »

Google Street View didn't catch it, but on I-90 WB in PA, the advance guide sign for Exit 6 was destroyed in such a way that it must have been rammed into by a truck.
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