Vehicle safety barrier with angled anchor construction

Michael Richard Lawrence (Inventor), Christophe Bastien (Inventor), Martin Jeffrey Batchelor (Inventor), Aled Mon Roberts (Inventor), Harold Lewis Collins (Inventor)

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Abstract

The vehicle safety barrier comprises a length of rail 12 supported by posts 14 and, at the end of the rail, an anchor 21 comprising first 22 and second 24 uprights connected by bracing 28, the anchor being orientated such that the line defined by the first and second uprights is at an acute angle to the line defined by the posts, with the rail extending past the first upright to a point of connection with the second upright. The bracing preferably comprises at least one inclined strut extending between the uprights, preferably upwardly from the first to the second upright. One upright is preferably provided with a bracket to which the rail is attached, the bracket comprising an element for accepting the rail at an acute angle and a spacer element between the rail and anchor. The spacer may be a hollow or solid section and may be trapezoidal. A truss may extend from the rail to one of the anchor or the ground. Also claimed is a vehicle safety barrier with an anchor located behind the line of the posts of the barrier.

Original languageEnglish
Patent numberGB2439081
IPCE01F 15/ 04 A I
Priority date13/06/06
Publication statusPublished - 19 Dec 2007

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Lawrence, M. R., Bastien, C., Batchelor, M. J., Roberts, A. M., & Collins, H. L. (2007). IPC No. E01F 15/ 04 A I. Vehicle safety barrier with angled anchor construction. (Patent No. GB2439081).