Sunday, October 29, 2006

 

No more oncoming suicide bombers

A Jersey barrier or Jersey wall separates lanes of traffic (often opposing lanes of traffic) with a goal of minimizing vehicle crossover in the case of accidents. It is also used as defense against car bombs.

It was originally developed to divide multiple lanes on a highway by the state of New Jersey in the United States. A Jersey barrier stands 3–5 feet tall and is made of poured concrete. Their widespread use on the highway has led to many other uses as a general barrier (for instance, during general construction projects or constructing temporary walkways). They are also known as K-rails (especially in Western states or when used temporarily during roadway construction) or traffic dividers.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jersey_barrier
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