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    Quote Originally Posted by supersunbird View Post
    I think by caging off they mean just the sides will be fenced higher, before any morons get strange ideas.
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    Something like this perhaps?
    Yeah whatever mate

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    The catch fence would have to be rather wide, it's easy to hurl half a brick 5m or more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ForceFate View Post
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    Something like this perhaps?
    I don't see anything wrong with that. It's not a cage that people will be locked into.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ForceFate View Post
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    Something like this perhaps?
    Sure, but the vehicle bridges?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ho3n3r View Post
    I don't see anything wrong with that. It's not a cage that people will be locked into.
    I'm not against it. In fact, a lockable cage is more appropriate for these lot
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    Quote Originally Posted by supersunbird View Post
    Sure, but the vehicle bridges?
    Someone mentioned catch fences. I've never seen the concept applied before but I imagine it can work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ho3n3r View Post
    I don't see anything wrong with that. It's not a cage that people will be locked into.
    That's about what we have on the bridges crossing the R300. Probably installed under the guise of pedestrian safety.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ForceFate View Post
    I'm not against it. In fact, a lockable cage is more appropriate for these lot
    Agreed.
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    I must be a criminal master mind...


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    Quote Originally Posted by rorz0r View Post
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    Need the dual carriageway roads and highways fenced off too...
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    Ok, I don't drive up the N2 North very often, but from recollection most pedestrian bridges (if not all) are caged already, as are most pedestrian bridges on the other freeways from what I've seen.

    Raising the fences may be an option, but they won't last long in my opinion. They will just get taken down for scrap metal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by supersunbird View Post
    Need the dual carriageway roads and highways fenced off too...
    You foiled me.

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    The catch fence would have to be rather wide, it's easy to hurl half a brick 5m or more.
    Fair enough, but the recent spate of attacks have involved rocks far larger than a half brick and I can't see a bored kid or druggie hurling a rock that far, much less accurately.

    The ''consolation'' if you force them to throw a smaller rock or half brick is that they lose accuracy. Right now they can just hold a massive rock on the railing and just time the car passing underneath them.

    I just don't see cages lasting long. SA has a rich history of building stuff and then never maintaining or patrolling it. If they are not stripped for scrap, they are accessible so you can simply cut holes in them and continue being a burden on society. A Catch fence has the added bonus of making them far less accessible and hopefully they fall and die if they do try and climb down and vandalise them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ToxicBunny View Post
    Ok, I don't drive up the N2 North very often, but from recollection most pedestrian bridges (if not all) are caged already, as are most pedestrian bridges on the other freeways from what I've seen.
    These bridges are not pedestrian bridges, they are used by tractors, trucks, farmers.

    https://www.google.co.za/maps/@-29.5...!3m1!1e3?hl=en zoom in and you can see they accommodate vehicles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ponder View Post
    These bridges are not pedestrian bridges, they are used by tractors, trucks, farmers.

    https://www.google.co.za/maps/@-29.5...!3m1!1e3?hl=en zoom in and you can see they accommodate vehicles.
    Ahhh ok those bridges I just assumed were normal road bridges, since I don't spend much time up North with you posh lot
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    Quote Originally Posted by ToxicBunny View Post

    Raising the fences may be an option, but they won't last long in my opinion. They will just get taken down for scrap metal.
    So, people keep saying. Yet, the ones you mentioned and the one on the R300 are still there.

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