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News » US » Moveable barrier to create walkway on Richmond-San Rafael Bridge » published 3 Apr 2018

Moveable barrier to create walkway on Richmond-San Rafael Bridge

Lindsay Corporation’s Road Zipper moveable barrier system is to be deployed on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge in San Francisco to create a path for cyclists and pedestrians.

Lindsay’s revenue from the Bay Area Transportation Authority project is valued at approximately US$9m million.

The project calls for moveable barrier to be installed on the north side of the upper deck of the bridge. This will add another section to the planned 500-mile network of bicycle and hiking routes on the Bay Trail, and it will connect trails from Contra Costa and Marin Counties for the first time.

“Moveable barriers have been used for bicycle lanes in other cities, but this installation is really unique,” said Chris Sanders, senior vice president of Lindsay Transportation Solutions. “Each Reactive Tension moveable barrier segment on the bridge will come with a uniquely designed product, the RTS Guard, that increases the overall height of the barrier from 32 inches to 42 inches, while still allowing for the barrier to be moved. The combination of the RTS barrier and the RTS Guard has been crash tested to the latest standards and will be moved by Lindsay when requested by the customer.”

Lindsay’s Road Zipper system consists of T-shaped moveable barriers that are connected to form a continuous wall. Using a conveyor wheel system, the Road Zipper machine is used to reposition the barrier at up to 10mph, creating a moveable “zipper lane”.

 

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This article was published on 3 Apr 2018 (last updated on 3 Apr 2018).

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