Long Fence Provides Chain Link Security Fencing and Crowd Control for the 2013 US Open at Merion Golf Club
Philadelphia, PA – June 5, 2013 – Long® Fence is providing chain link fence panels and pedestrian barricades for the 2013 U.S. Open held June 10-16 at Merion Golf Club, East Course, 450 Ardmore Avenue in Ardmore, PA. Due to the location of the historic golf club and the limited access to off-site parking, a temporary pedestrian bridge had to be engineered and constructed over the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority tracks to safely convey U.S. Open attendees from Haverford College parking to the Marion Clubhouse. Long® Fence was contracted to custom manufacture and install chain link fence panels that would attach to the bridge railings in order to secure the sides and enclose the top. The bridge was finished in mid-April and is a temporary structure. After the event, the bridge will be disassembled.
Long® Fence is installing 18,000 LF of pedestrian barricades for crowd control and restricted access in two locations, 9,000 LF off-site at satellite parking areas and 9,000 LF on the course itself. Four tractor-trailers were required to haul 18,000 LF of barricade materials to the event site.
“This is a great job for us,” said Chris Jenkins, Long® Fence commercial manager. “The temporary pedestrian bridge over the SEPTA tracks was a unique challenge, given the strict requirements of pedestrian safety. Merion is the second U.S. Open we’ve done and it’s wonderful to have the opportunity to work on such a beautiful and historic location.”
About Merion Golf Club
Merion Golf Club is a private golf club dating back to 1896. Located eleven miles west of Philadelphia in Haverford Township, PA, the club has two courses: the East Course, and the West Course. Golf Digest has consistently rated the East Course among America’s greatest golf courses. Merion Golf Club is hosting its fifth U.S. Open in 2013. For more information visit http://www.meriongolfclub.com
Long® Fence Has Provided Security and Access Control Fencing Since 1945
Long® Fence, a family owned fence contractor in operation since 1945, primarily serves the mid-Atlantic region from Pennsylvania to Georgia, however large scale government and industrial installations can be found in most of the United States. Long® Fence installs all types of fencing from controlled access and perimeter security for federal and commercial entities to privacy fencing for the residential consumer.
Long® Fence has an extensive portfolio of projects for golf courses, regional parks and recreational departments and the National Park Service. Golf netting, parking lot gates, pool fencing, dog park fencing, pavilions, and access and crowd control are just a few of the products and services Long® Fence provides to public and private facilities. Selected installations include Washington Golf Club, Congressional Country Club, City of Alexandria Parks and Recreation Department and the National Aquarium.