The World's Shortest Traffic Light

 

One winter day I was meandering about town looking for things to take pictures of.
As you might expect, one of the best scenes of the day was waiting only 3 blocks from  home.

World's Shortest Traffic Light

It's hard to tell by this scale, but someone had clipped one of the signals at the intersection of
Mineral Point Road and Gammon Road on Madison's far west side, right by West Towne
Mall. Some city engineer had set the light back up and wired it in. As you can see
by the shots above and below, it was working just fine.

World's Shortest Traffic Light

It's a little hard to tell from the shots above how short this thing really was. For perspective:

World's Shortest Traffic Light

World's Shortest Traffic Light

It looked like something transported out of a drag race strip.
Timing is everything; two days later it had grown back to normal size.


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