The Road Zipper: Perfect Machine to Deal With Traffic Congestion
Do you know what and where is the world's oldest known paved road? The world's oldest known paved road was built in Ancient Egypt, between 2600 and 2200 BC.
Stone paved roads date back to ancient times and have a long history. Apart from Egyptian and Mesopotamian cultures, the Romans were also mastered in road constructing techniques. In modern world, we have countless methods, techniques, tools and machine to construct roads, and in today's video, we're checking out one interesting machine: the barrier transfer machine. The Barrier Transfer Machine is designed and built to transfer the barrier wall composing of one lane or more, at speeds of up to 10 mph.
This allows the contractor to quickly reconfigure the roadway to meet promptly and sometimes unexpectedly changing traffic demands and at the same time expedite construction. Also known as Road Zipper, this specific machine offers one of the most effective and easiest solutions to deal with traffic congestion in manageable lanes. The machine's undercarriage includes an s-shaped inverted conveyor. This s-shaped conveyor can lift and move barriers that weigh up to 1000 pounds. It can move 50 feet of barrier in one pass. Isn't it amazing?
Check out the video to see how the Road Zipper zips the road and let us know your opinion about it!
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