The Rope-Controlled Folding NYC Road Sign

On the southwest corner at the intersection of Kenmare and Elizabeth streets in Nolita, in downtown New York City, there’s this curious rope-controlled folding-flap road sign that says “No Trucks W’msburg Br” (referring to the nearby Williamsburg Bridge linking the Lower East Side of Manhattan to northern Brooklyn). Below are images of the sign in its folded and open states.

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