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Winter retractable bollards; contacts in Leipzig

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Anyone with experience with retractable bollards in winter locales? I've found one installation, in Leipzig.

Does anyone have any contacts in Leipzig?

Thanks!
 

dvdneal

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I'd start looking around DC. I'm sure there's something around there. Hoover Dam also has flip up road plates for security. Not exactly the same thing though.
 
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Thanks. I've seen them in several places that get only moderate snow (a category in which I might include DC), but other than Leipzig, not in a very snowy city. NYC wall street has something similar, but it is really different, manned infrastructure.

We're concerned about plowing and maintenance, especially salt.

Thanks though!
 
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They use a form of them on the Mid-Hudson Bridge in Poughkeepsie, NY -- definitely a snowy city. The bridge is 3 lane so they actually get moved daily to switch the direction of the center lane.

I'd recommend against them in all weather for purely personal reasons. I had a truck clip one and it flipped up, coming straight down into my windshield. It does some damage, let me tell you! (Thank God I kept it together mid-way over the Hudson River and didn't crash!!) I don't think they're worth the risk.
 
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