Design genius on Tom Roberts Avenue

johnboy 19 December 2011 30

sign and overpass

Skidbladnir has sent in this marvel of civil engineering one of the over passes on Tom Roberts Ave in Conder, just near St Clare of Assisi School.

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Felix the Cat Felix the Cat 3:25 pm 21 Dec 11

Henry82 said :

EvanJames said :

Why couldn’t they just mount it on the handrail of the bridge?

you’ll probably find that the sign needs to be a minimum distance from the road, and the bridge rail is too far.

In that case couldn’t they have started the School Zone from before the beginning of the bridge where they might have had spare land to put the sign or build the path around the sign?

The sign does DOES look like it has a bit of a lean on it but it COULD be just the angle the pic was taken at.

Common sense isn’t very common these days.

Henry82 Henry82 10:51 pm 19 Dec 11

EvanJames said :

Why couldn’t they just mount it on the handrail of the bridge?

you’ll probably find that the sign needs to be a minimum distance from the road, and the bridge rail is too far.

thy_dungeonman thy_dungeonman 10:34 pm 19 Dec 11

EvanJames said :

thy_dungeonman said :

Bah that’s nothing, at least there’s a path, I’ve seen a pedestrian crossing that connects to nothing on either side of the road.

At the intersection of Majura Road and Fairbairn Ave? You often see people wading through the grass around there.

Badimara street and hindmarsh drive actually.

Mumbucks Mumbucks 10:33 pm 19 Dec 11

poetix said :

I’m starting a business for eye-patches in toddler-friendly designs.

‘Yes, Melissa, you lost your eye to the school safety sign. That’s called eye-rony.’

Perhaps when they open that part of the road they can give out free eye patches with give way and look to the right on them!

Mumbucks Mumbucks 10:29 pm 19 Dec 11

johnboy said :

I imagine it’s scrupulously compliant with a number of standards.

Perhaps the Emperor with new clothes works in a certain govt department.

Gerry-Built Gerry-Built 10:15 pm 19 Dec 11

Gerry-Built said :

matt31221 said :

@Gerry-built I know what I meant! But I do know what the word plumb means, I am a qualified electrician, I just get a bit dyslexic with words sometimes for some reason. This is the magic of Matt31221.

Your welcome…

*you’re :/

Gerry-Built Gerry-Built 10:13 pm 19 Dec 11

matt31221 said :

@Gerry-built I know what I meant! But I do know what the word plumb means, I am a qualified electrician, I just get a bit dyslexic with words sometimes for some reason. This is the magic of Matt31221.

Your welcome…

matt31221 matt31221 7:42 pm 19 Dec 11

It is not plumb! The photo is skew but it doesn’t look plumb.

@Gerry-built I know what I meant! But I do know what the word plumb means, I am a qualified electrician, I just get a bit dyslexic with words sometimes for some reason. This is the magic of Matt31221.

I am driving out to take a photo with a level on this pole as I live nearby, could you please post it JB when I have sent it?

poetix poetix 5:40 pm 19 Dec 11

I’m starting a business for eye-patches in toddler-friendly designs.

‘Yes, Melissa, you lost your eye to the school safety sign. That’s called eye-rony.’

Lazy I Lazy I 4:47 pm 19 Dec 11

This has been happening for longer than you think!

http://goo.gl/bfR6p

GardeningGirl GardeningGirl 4:32 pm 19 Dec 11

Gerry-Built said :

How the hell does crap like this happen?

shirty_bear said :

What JB said. I recently raised a road safety issue with TAMS, only to be told po-faced that it’s all completely legal and so will not be modified. Safety/commonsense be damned.

People mindlessly doing their individual little tasks in accordance with their little lists and their actual or perceived guidelines/regulations, without stopping to either switch on common sense or see the bigger picture. I once reported something to TAMS and other people probably reported it too so fortunately after a few hair-raising weeks it was fixed, but it was the sort of thing that the people who did it should have noticed straight away and said hey wait, this won’t work, better not proceed with this job until someone has a second look at it. But I guess it was no-one’s job to stop and think.

legal legal 3:51 pm 19 Dec 11

Claerly the location of this sign warranty a warning sign that states “Beware of Safety Sign”

At least if kids dodge the sign and get run over the government can say you were warned.

Gerry-Built Gerry-Built 3:04 pm 19 Dec 11

troll-sniffer said :

matt31221 said :

The sign isn’t even properly vertically leveled! It is miles out!

Ummm no it’s vertical. The photo has the tilt.

Not to mention that vertically levelled is, I suspect, pushing the boundaries of the language just a little far…

FYI: plumb=vertical; level=horizontal

EvanJames EvanJames 2:58 pm 19 Dec 11

thy_dungeonman said :

Bah that’s nothing, at least there’s a path, I’ve seen a pedestrian crossing that connects to nothing on either side of the road.

At the intersection of Majura Road and Fairbairn Ave? You often see people wading through the grass around there.

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 1:51 pm 19 Dec 11

I *should* be amazed. Regrettably I am not.

troll-sniffer troll-sniffer 1:46 pm 19 Dec 11

matt31221 said :

The sign isn’t even properly vertically leveled! It is miles out!

Ummm no it’s vertical. The photo has the tilt.

Not to mention that vertically levelled is, I suspect, pushing the boundaries of the language just a little far…

thy_dungeonman thy_dungeonman 1:17 pm 19 Dec 11

Bah that’s nothing, at least there’s a path, I’ve seen a pedestrian crossing that connects to nothing on either side of the road.

matt31221 matt31221 1:05 pm 19 Dec 11

The sign isn’t even properly vertically leveled! It is miles out!

onlytt600 onlytt600 1:05 pm 19 Dec 11

At least the car that runs you over when you step off the pavement to go around the sign will (hopefully) only be doing 40.

PantsMan PantsMan 1:02 pm 19 Dec 11

Idiots!
The sign is only temporary, however the road will take so long to build that they just concreted it into place.

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