Friday, July 14, 2006

Speaking of Danger Overhead

What's wrong with this picture of the traffic signal pole at the corner of E. Concord St. and Albany St., taken last Friday afternoon?

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Hint Answer: the boom is supposed to be parallel with the street sign underneath, and the top of the pole, where the boom is bolted on, is not supposed to be flat and twisted like that.

Next question: What action has the city taken over the past week to address this potentially-dangerous situation, where hundreds of cars daily are driving underneath this traffic signal boom, obviously damaged by an over-sized vehicle of some kind?

Well, we can't accuse the city of being non-responsive in this case. They had a crew out within hours to re-orient the traffic lights 30-degrees to the right, so as to face the right way.

Problem solved.

Besides, what's the worst thing that could happen?