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Old March 22nd, 2010, 08:29 AM   #81
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Norway:


We got the sign, but I dont know about any bridge like that here.
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Old March 22nd, 2010, 01:18 PM   #82
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There are quite a few. In fact I count five road bridges (in addition to two railway bridges and one pedestrian bridge) only in Trondheim. The newest one is Pirbrua:

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I also think there are some in Fredrikstad, and probably also in other cities.
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Old March 14th, 2011, 06:03 PM   #83
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Brazilian reguatory signs



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Old March 14th, 2011, 09:09 PM   #84
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Portugal:

Old sign at railway crossing



New one with automatic barrier:



New one without barrier:

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Old March 15th, 2011, 03:27 AM   #85
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Sweden:

Modern railway crossing in Sweden.



Older standard, picture from 1959 somewhere between Stockholm and Nynäshamn.



Old standard from 1930s.





Picture from 1946, notice the girls and the woman are at the wrong side.



This one has not electric light, it's gas.



Picture from 1926, but this one has electric lights.



Old sign from 1920s.



Very old railway crossing, maybe around 1910.



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Old March 16th, 2011, 12:51 AM   #86
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The sign manual for the Canadian Province of British Columbia (PDF):
http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/publications...al/MoST_PM.pdf

Traffic Control Manual For Work On Roadways (The manual I use in my current employment)
http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/publications...rol_Manual.htm
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Old March 18th, 2011, 06:42 AM   #87
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Do you have in your country special signs for the bascule bridge? I mean something like signs near railroads.
In the USA we have a yellow diamond warning sign for a bascule bridge:



In Florida where I live we have around 140 movable bridges; most of these are located near the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coasts and are on the Atlantic and Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. While the international symbol for a movable bridge may be recognized in most places around the world (especially in Europe), anyone visiting the USA may be surprised that the sign for a movable bridge is not a symbol but text in English with the words "DRAW BRIDGE AHEAD".

As you see in the above picture, the text of the sign is in FHWA Series C lettering. Recently the Florida DOT changed the lettering for the Draw Bridge Ahead warning sign from FHWA Series C to FHWA Series D, probably for readability reasons. I prefer the FHWA Series C lettering for signs like this as it conveys an important message.

Speaking of railroads in the USA, these signs have an advance warning sign of their own: A circle with an X and the letters RR on the left and right side of the X.
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Old March 18th, 2011, 04:23 PM   #88
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Old April 28th, 2011, 04:22 PM   #89
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Turkey: http://www.kgm.gov.tr/Sayfalar/KGM/S...saretleri.aspx and http://www.kgm.gov.tr/SiteCollection...etElKitabi.pdf
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Old April 28th, 2011, 06:00 PM   #90
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The Turkish ones interests me in a way, they are kind of Italian but still kind of not. Just like the Romanian signs.
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Old April 28th, 2011, 09:24 PM   #91
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Here's the latest addition in Sweden. No studded tires...

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Old April 28th, 2011, 09:45 PM   #92
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In the USA we have a yellow diamond warning sign for a bascule bridge:
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Old April 28th, 2011, 10:35 PM   #93
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US curve warning sign with example signing for two lane road and a exit ramp





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The use of traffic signs are huge, this example is from a small renovation and extension of the E20 highway here in Esbjerg - Denmark. Over a stretch of only 3,5 km, several hundred signs are ordered and will be installed. Below a setup of one of the roundabouts, and a link to the complete pdf over the sign order.:



http://www.vejdirektoratet.dk/udbud/...GN_3271040.pdf

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Old April 30th, 2011, 07:46 PM   #95
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Jesus, why that redicilous number of chevron signs on a normal 50 km/h exit ramp ???
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It does look pretty sharp. A lot of exits are like that in Portugal too, with lots of chevrons
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Old April 30th, 2011, 09:38 PM   #97
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It just not that it is sharp US rules requires them if there is a 15 mph or more difference between the posted speed and a curves advisory speed, so a 30 mph ramp from a slower road wouldn't need it.

http://mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov/htm/2009/p....htm#table2C05
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Old April 30th, 2011, 09:56 PM   #98
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Jesus, why that redicilous number of chevron signs on a normal 50 km/h exit ramp ???
In Spain will be neccesary

http://www.rtve.es/noticias/20091019...s/296841.shtml

http://www.rtve.es/noticias/20090731...a/287216.shtml
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Old April 30th, 2011, 10:23 PM   #99
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Brazilian signs are so similar to American ones.
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Old May 1st, 2011, 10:57 AM   #100
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It just not that it is sharp US rules requires them if there is a 15 mph or more difference between the posted speed and a curves advisory speed, so a 30 mph ramp from a slower road wouldn't need it.
Normal design speed of a motorway in my country (NL) is 120 km/h (75 mph). Normal design speed of an half-cloaverleaf off-ramp/sliproad is 50 km/h (31 mph). Such chevron signs are not needed - you know you have to decelerate when leaving a motorway.

Only on motorway-interchanges and in VERY sharp curves (i.e. advised speed 30 km/h ~ 20 mph) you'll see such signs. In European red/white livery, of course.

Example: http://maps.google.nl/maps?f=q&sourc...,95.95,,1,5.56
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