What Is This Object?

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What Is This Object?

Postby interface76 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:04 am

While walking up Ascan Ave in Forest Hills the other day, I came across this thing. It's right up against the southernmost track at the overpass, and is made of rusted metal. Was this some older LIRR hardware?

As a side note, the long-needed repair/restoration of the support beam bases is underway at this overpass, providing new concrete and rehabilitating/repainting the structure itself.

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Re: What Is This Object?

Postby interface76 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:37 am

ascan2.jpg


Just used some photo editing software to blow it up a bit...
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Re: What Is This Object?

Postby dieciduej » Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:20 pm

Fascinating! :-D

My guess is a fence post with a fancy bracket for the barbed wire.

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Re: What Is This Object?

Postby Spitfire2865 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:57 am

Usually the barbed wire stalk slants towards the public side as to allow people to climb out, but hinder going in.
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