Saturday, September 1, 2007

September Theme Day - Street Lights & Signs



I thought this would be a different type of post for the September's Theme Day of Street Lights & Street Signs. Although the street lights are quite normal, it's the sign called "Runaway Truck Ramp" that is a little unusual and figured there would not be too many of these in other city blogs. The Runaway Truck Ramp was installed about 20 years ago. It is supposed to be used in case of equipment failure (brakes & such) and that instead of a transport truck barreling right thru the centre of town it will be stopped in a safe manner.

If you click on the photo you can see the details a bit clearer as well as see different parts of North Bay. The blue water tower in the background is in the West Ferris area of North Bay where I had taken the pictures of deers and of the horse riders. As well you can see the top of St Vincent church as well. (it's a little to the right and above the North Bay sign)

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10 comments:

Fénix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

You are right, it's quite unusual. I don't think I've seen that type of sign in New England. What's the big white tower we see in the background?

CaBaCuRl said...

Lots of interesting and varied photos for this theme.
I read with great interest your comment on Sally's Sydney blog, too. I am horrified at what is happening in our formerly 'democratic' nations.I think you are probably more independent of the US than we are these days( and I feel a great sense of shame about that)

Sally said...

Don't think we have them on urban roads - only on country roads/highways, especially in very hilly passes where trucks have to slow into low gear.

bluechic said...

great post and very interesting sign, I saw something like it somewhere in Montana? or was it...(can't remember where but it was mountainous place) my memory is really bad, I forgot about theme day again...

Leena said...

A nice, wide view in your photo.
And a lot of details!
Have a good weekend!

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

Hi Northbay,
Well yes its indeed better to look at the streetlights that reminds me 'to do such a thing' also.

The St Vicent church is also a part of the view I see.

Nice to see this street and impressions.

:: Have a good weekend :) JoAnn

Jilly said...

A different and original take on today's theme. Good shot.

Hyde DP said...

You'll find things like this on some hilly roads in the UK where there are long steep descents. I think they are usually called "escape lanes" and have crushed rocks and the like in them designed to bring a runaway vehicle safely to a halt.

Denton said...

Do you have enough change in elevation to need a "run away truck ramp"? I have seen them in the Mountains and felt safer knowing they were available.

LC said...

I like the sign on the left runaway trucks only, if the brakes go out in my car am I really going to pay any attention to that.Looks like a very steep hill. We do have the truck ramps in some places in Washington state, some are so far down very steep winding hills you wounder if a truck would make it to the ramp. Nice panorama shot with a lot to look at.