Concrete road plates, also known under the brand name Stelcon plates, occur frequently in the industrial environment. They are particularly suitable for quickly hardening large surfaces and are also suitable for temporary and variable situations. The concrete road plates are therefore often found on, for example, port sites, "temporary" roads between and around the railways and on industrial estates, especially if there is a lot of maneuvering freight traffic.
Concrete road plates normally have a size of two by two meters, almost always with two characteristic lifting eyes in the middle of the concrete surface. However, these concrete road plates are custom-made to be able to lie between the rail bars of the track. The type of plates that served as a model for the Markenburg road plates was also provided with a metal corner profile, which provides an extra reinforced edge. These corner profiles are known for their rusty brown color because they are exposed to the weather.