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Blue Road Markers in Bridgetown

The brilliant blue reflective lenses alert the fire service to each hydrants location

2009/10/10 05:54 PM

By: gop
Blue road markers

Have you seen the blue road markers in the city lately, and have you been wondering what there were?

I Certainly became suspicious of these markers because they followed no particular pattern on roads, and at times are placed at the edge of roads. The example pictured here, is found in the alley next to Collins Pharmacy on Broad Street, Bridgetown.

The optical reflector carries an inscription which says Astro Optics. I used this info to do a Google search and found a company which sells the reflectors. These reflectors are not for traffic guidance, but to act as markers for fire hydrants.

The brilliant blue reflective lenses alert the fire service to each hydrants location. Saving precious seconds when it counts most.

The Reflector is called a Hydrant-Lite marker, and it is placed directly opposite each hydrant, either on the road centerline or right-hand lane line. It allows for the spotting of hydrants 1000 feet away.

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