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Webnet – Safety Net | Jakob

  • Use

    Safety netting
  • Applications

    Educational, cultural
  • Characteristics

    Excellent price/performance ratio, small quantities available, longevity, maintenance free
  • Certification

    International code compliant

More about this product

Cornell University, Ithaca NY, USA has a central campus 9.3 square kilometres big which is renowned for its beauty. The seven bridges on the campus provide spectacular views over the gorges and Beebe Lake. Jakob Rope Systems furnished wire nets to give security to the people enjoying the seven bridges.

The project was conceived in response to insecurity at the site, after a series of tragic events, Cornell and the City of Ithaca decided to implement a comprehensive security and prevention concept. The first response was to install security fences as an immediate solution which proved extremely unpopular among students and the community. Following this, the university searched for a solution that did not block the view to the iconic gorges and did not stir up depressing memories.

The Versatile Safety Net

Cornell examined several solutions and decided to fit every bridge with an architectural suicide prevention measure made out of Jakob's Webnet since it brought several advantages to the table:

  • The net does not attract attention and cannot be seen from most of the bridges
  • The stainless steel wire net is resistant to the harsh New York climate with its cold winters
  • Jakob Rope System has broad experience with successfully installed security nets and structural measures for the prevention of suicides

Every fascet of the project was challenging. To provide optimal security, it was necessary to come up with an individual design for each of the seven bridges. New York’s intense snowfalls and the historic bridge designs were further issues to be allowed for. Thanks to the versatility of Webnet, it met the challenge. It can be used in many different configurations: as a horizontal or vertical fall protection or as a spatial structure.

Jakob Products

  • Webnet black coated, Ø 3.0 mm, mesh 140 mm
    Guy rope Ø 12.0 mm
  • Webnet black coated, Ø 2.0 mm, mesh 80 mm
    Guy rope Ø 12.0 mm
  • Webnet black coated, Ø 3.0 mm, mesh 140 mm
    Guy rope Ø 26.0 mm
  • Webnet black coated, Ø 2.0 mm, mesh 60 mm
    Guy rope Ø 6.0 and 8.0 mm
  • Webnet black coated, Ø 4.0 mm, mesh 140 mm
    Guy rope Ø 12.0 mm


Webnet is a stainless steel woven wire mesh with exceptional tensile resilience and flexibility. It is robust and weather resistant, requires virtually no maintenance and has a delicate structure minimizing visual impairment. Webnet nets are fabricated according to customer specifications with regards to shape, size and orientation.

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