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I just found the posts...Brian Smith was looking it it in July of 07. There's not much substance, and Brian didn't write back on his final answers.  I think you're on the right track; remember that you can probably ignore deflection criteria, as it will be "uninhabited" during a code-level wind event.

M. David Finley, P.E., P.A. wrote:
I'm designing a baseball backstop for a city recreation park in Florida.  The Owner wants a 28' foot high backstop - 18' of chain link fence topped with 10' of netting.  I'll check for adequate wind load strength as an open sign using ASCE-7.  And I'm planning on checking it for a railing horizontal load to allow for people leaning against it.
Any words of wisdom from others who have done one of these?

David Finley

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