Safety barrier anchorage

  • US 7,367,549 B2
  • Filed: 08/26/2005
  • Issued: 05/06/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/27/2004
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A road safety barrier comprising:

  • a series of posts spaced longitudinally along the ground, each post mounted in the ground;

    an anchor body fixed in or on the ground proximate a last post of the series of posts;

    at least one rope supported by the posts and extending along the series of posts, the rope having an end portion extending downwards from the last post of the series of posts towards the anchor body; and

    a terminal fixed on an extremity of the end portion of the rope, the terminal being connectable to the anchor body;

    wherein the last post is inclined from the vertical towards the anchor body;

    wherein the last post has a weakened portion at or near ground level such that the post buckles upon impact of a vehicle with the road safety barrier; and

    wherein the weakened portion comprises a notch in a side of the post.

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