[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0491]

Description:

Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "A sixth signal light structure in Midwest City was damaged this week by an accident at SE 29 and Industrial Blvd. Vehicle collisions with stationary light signals at key Midwest City intersections are costing the city hundreds of dollars in repairs, John Bates, city engineer, said today. So far this year the city has paid more than $815 for repair of signal lights. (the figure does not include the cost of replacing a signal light pole badly damaged Monday when a truck slammed into it at SE 29 and Industrial Boulevard.) Last year the repair figure was over the $5,000 mark, primarily due to one accident at SE 29 and A Avenue, which cost more than $3,600, Bates said. Dwayne Venable, signal maintenance technician, said lights standing in left-hand turn islands are most vulnerable. "We've painted most of the standing lights with red and white zebra stripes to make them stand out, but that doesn't seem to be very effective," he said. Six accidents involving signal light poles have occurred this year. Last year there were eight such accidents. "All the new lights we are putting in are suspended 17 feet from the ground on arm masts," he said. The suspension type prevents damage to the expensive light fixture, but the pole to which the arm mast is attached is still unprotected. Bates said investigation of each accident has produced no solutions to the problem."

Creator(s): Taylor, Robert
Location(s): United States - Oklahoma - Oklahoma County - Oklahoma City
Creation Date: November 17, 1969
Collection(s):
Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 7
Past 30 days: 0
Yesterday: 0
Creator (Photographer):
Date(s):
  • Creation: November 17, 1969
Coverage:
Place
United States - Oklahoma - Oklahoma County - Oklahoma City
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Date
November 17, 1969
Description:

Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "A sixth signal light structure in Midwest City was damaged this week by an accident at SE 29 and Industrial Blvd. Vehicle collisions with stationary light signals at key Midwest City intersections are costing the city hundreds of dollars in repairs, John Bates, city engineer, said today. So far this year the city has paid more than $815 for repair of signal lights. (the figure does not include the cost of replacing a signal light pole badly damaged Monday when a truck slammed into it at SE 29 and Industrial Boulevard.) Last year the repair figure was over the $5,000 mark, primarily due to one accident at SE 29 and A Avenue, which cost more than $3,600, Bates said. Dwayne Venable, signal maintenance technician, said lights standing in left-hand turn islands are most vulnerable. "We've painted most of the standing lights with red and white zebra stripes to make them stand out, but that doesn't seem to be very effective," he said. Six accidents involving signal light poles have occurred this year. Last year there were eight such accidents. "All the new lights we are putting in are suspended 17 feet from the ground on arm masts," he said. The suspension type prevents damage to the expensive light fixture, but the pole to which the arm mast is attached is still unprotected. Bates said investigation of each accident has produced no solutions to the problem."

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PublishDate: 11-20-1969

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Credit: Oklahoma City Times

Physical Description:

1 photograph

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Keyword(s): Accident | Auto | County | 1969 | Oklahoma City Times photographs
Source: Oklahoma City Times, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 11-20-1969
Partner:
Oklahoma Historical Society
Collection:
Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: 2012.201.B0052.0491
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc220786
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image