The Sea Rail is a barrier rail protecting bicyclists and pedestrians on a shared-use path along the north side of Ocean Parkway. The shared use path is a recreational trail on Long Island's barrier islands.
The Sea Rail is a unique design. Instead of the standard tubular pedestrian/bicycle rail, the Sea Rail uses cut plate and rods to form an aesthetically pleasing design to compliment the vistas of the Great South Bay which separates Long Island's mainland from the barrier islands.
THE PARKWAY BY THE SEA: Constructed in the early 1930's to serve Jones Beach State Park and other barrier beaches, the Ocean Parkway is seen by many as the crown jewel of the Long Island parkway system. A drive on the parkway, which has maintained much of its original design characteristics, reveals sweeping vistas of the Long Island mainland, Great South Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
The Ocean Parkway begins at Jones Beach State Park, where the Meadowbrook State Parkway meets the Bay Parkway. For the next 13 miles, the Ocean Parkway traverses beachfront communities, local beaches and Gilgo State Park.
The new $3.8 million Ocean Parkway Coastal Greenway project is a 3.6 mile shared use path between Jones Beach State Park and Tobay Beach in Nassau County. This 13 foot wide, ADA compatible, paved path was constructed on the north side of Ocean Parkway and includes rail to protect users from Ocean Parkway. The project also includes enhanced landscaping, educational signs, informational kiosks, benches, and storage for 24 bicycles at Tobay Beach. Path users will also have access to the Tobay beach facilities, including the bay and ocean beaches, restaurant and playground.
The Sea Rail is a unique design. Instead of the standard tubular pedestrian/bicycle rail, the Sea Rail uses cut plate and rods to form an aesthetically pleasing design to compliment the vistas of the Great South Bay which separates Long Island's mainland from the barrier islands. To enhance the aesthetics, the top tubular rail was duplexed coated to compliment the recreational amenities along the path.
Water & Marine
Nassau County, Long Island, NY United States
Aesthetics, Coating Durability, Corrosion Performance, Ease of Specifying, Initial Cost, Life-Cycle Cost, Prior HDG Experience, Quality of HDG, Sustainability
The Sea Rail was composed of galvanized steel plates and rods. The top tube was galvanized and powdercoated.
DI Highway Signs and Structures
Ponderosa Fence Enterprises, Inc
New York State
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