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GatorsGhost

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"Jersey Barrier"
« on: January 09, 2011, 08:25:22 PM »
I was watching a video game review earlier (*cough*NERD*cough*) and the host described a certain cover object as a "Jersey barrier."  I guess I always assumed that "Jersey barrier" was a skate term, possibly referring to the first place that people started skating these objects.  I can't imagine someone that doesn't skate referring to a particular kind of barrier with that specificity.  So my question is one of etymology (or possibly just local ignorance); where does this term come from?
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Re: "Jersey Barrier"
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2011, 02:41:05 PM »
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Re: "Jersey Barrier"
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2011, 11:59:01 PM »
As far as i know they are named so becouse were "invented" at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. Found it on an Italian blog. If you really want to dig it http://www.americanheritage.com/articles/magazine/it/2006/1/2006_1_26.shtml

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Re: "Jersey Barrier"
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2011, 11:50:34 AM »
As far as i know they are named so becouse were "invented" at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. Found it on an Italian blog. If you really want to dig it http://www.americanheritage.com/articles/magazine/it/2006/1/2006_1_26.shtml
Interesting (sorta).  Thanks, question answered.

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Re: "Jersey Barrier"
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2011, 11:48:12 AM »
i call them temporary type II barriers
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Re: "Jersey Barrier"
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2011, 07:45:44 AM »
Jersey Barrier - Named after the only place on earth where multiple ten foot long, two ton pieces of concrete need to stop people from driving into oncoming traffic.