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    Default Bid to curb rock throwing

    Durban - Steel cages will be erected on bridges around the city in an effort to clamp down on the spate of rock-throwing incidents that have taken place in recent weeks.

    Deputy mayor Fawzia Peer said a directive had been given by the city manager to the eThekwini Transport Authority to erect the cages, to close off the bridges and prohibit people from throwing rocks on to cars passing underneath them.

    “We will also be erecting surveillance cameras on the bridges,” Peer said.


    Source :https://www.iol.co.za/dailynews/bid-...owing-12648217
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    So these numbnuts are planning on putting up steel cages on all bridges since some of these rocks have been thrown off normal vehicle bridges and not just pedestrian bridges.
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    Those cages are not going to last long once installed

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    Deputy mayor Fawzia Peer said a directive had been given by the city manager to the eThekwini Transport Authority to erect the cages, to close off the bridges and prohibit people from throwing rocks on to cars passing underneath them.
    Prohibit lol. Pretty sure it's already prohibited. Perhaps prevent.

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    In other news scrap metal industry profits are soaring
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    Quote Originally Posted by ToxicBunny View Post
    So these numbnuts are planning on putting up steel cages on all bridges since some of these rocks have been thrown off normal vehicle bridges and not just pedestrian bridges.
    Yes, these numbnuts must just do nothing, it would be much better
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    I think by caging off they mean just the sides will be fenced higher, before any morons get strange ideas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean008 View Post
    Those cages are not going to last long once installed
    Ones in Cape Town seem to be doing just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SauRoNZA View Post
    Ones in Cape Town seem to be doing just fine.
    Yep people forget it was once a big problem there as well.
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    At least they're doing something. No pleasing some MyBB people.

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    An alternative solution: station snipers at notorious bridges in the night, once someone lifts a rock near the edge that is attempted murder and can legally be met with deadly force ...
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    Putting the animals in cages where they belong. *Applauds.
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    Cages will just be torn down and sold for scrap.

    I reckon this may be a better solution as the fences will be much, much harder to get to. And if they reach out for 2 - 2.5 m I doubt anybody is hurling a rock to clear them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thestaggy View Post
    Cages will just be torn down and sold for scrap.

    I reckon this may be a better solution as the fences will be much, much harder to get to. And if they reach out for 2 - 2.5 m I doubt anybody is hurling a rock to clear them.

    Your bridge has little in the way of support. Will the catch fence also have to support the weight of the bridge structure? Your idea has merit. But I suspect only Murray and Roberts will build it per that design. Good idea though.
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