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Old June 16, 2020, 09:07 PM
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Highway/Roadway Guardrail

What is the word used in Mexico for a highway/roadway guardrail? Some of the dictionary entries I have found are:

Guardarraíl

Guardacarril

Barrera de Contención

Defensa Lateral

Barrandilla

Quitamiedos (on mountainous roads)



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Old June 17, 2020, 06:25 PM
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Muro de contención.
Even if it's all metal, like the one in the photo. We don't use any of the ones in the list. (At least I don't know anyone using them, maybe in other regions).


By the way, a "barandilla" (or "barandal") in Mexico, is the one a person holds on to when climbing stairs or a ramp.
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"Barrera de contención" en Puebla. Se lo pregunté ad Amalia, poblana DOC.
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Thank you, AngelicaDeAlquezar and pinosilano.
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Old June 18, 2020, 09:34 PM
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@Pino: Yo no lo había oído pero, efectivamente, el término se utiliza bastante en medios informativos, entonces no es sólo de Puebla, sino muy probablemente se dice así en gran parte del país.
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Mira Angélica, que en Italia existen los muros de contención pero son para separar una carretera de la otra. Una carretera de ida y vuelta, digamos. Son hechos en cemento armado, son altos poco más de un metro y anchos unos veinticinco centímetros y están ubicados al centro de la carretera. A los bordes, en cambio, tienen la típica protección metálica.
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En EEUU la palabra para aquellos muros de cemento es Jersey barrier.
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@Pino: Es igual en México, pero nunca he oído que se haga la diferencia entre muro y barra de contención.
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En EEUU la palabra para aquellos muros de cemento es Jersey barrier.
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@Pino: Es igual en México, pero nunca he oído que se haga la diferencia entre muro y barra de contención.
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