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#119219 - 12/11/04 11:54 PM Revisiting Pisa  
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Here is one of numerous(!!!) "italicized" poles throughout the area where I live (Whatcom County, Washington State). Seriously, they are all over the place here! I'd photograph more and upload them but there are just way too many!

Alex (Sir Arcsalot)
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#119220 - 12/12/04 09:22 AM Re: Revisiting Pisa  
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Dobbs Ferry, NY, USA
The pole is just trying to get a better look down the street [Linked Image].


Pierre Belarge

#119221 - 12/12/04 02:48 PM Re: Revisiting Pisa  
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Wharton, Texas, USA
Aw....and I thought it was the magnetic field emanating from the substation across the street. [Linked Image]

I wonder how often (if ever) a POCO will "sound" poles to detect rot before they fall over?

Mike (mamills)

#119222 - 12/12/04 08:26 PM Re: Revisiting Pisa  
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UK's just trying to be nearer its mates over the road [Linked Image]

Or listen-in to the whispers [Linked Image]

If hindsight were foresight, we'd all be millionaires!

#119223 - 01/01/05 09:20 PM Re: Revisiting Pisa  
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#119224 - 01/01/05 10:56 PM Re: Revisiting Pisa  
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Houston, Texas, USA
Down here with the Texas tidal plane clay soil, the county flood control district is constantly cleaning out the drainage ditches along the road... this involves removing a good amount of dirt. Then, over the years, as the surrounding dirt slowly migrates back into the ditch, the poles alongside begin leaning in to the ditch. And I mean leaning. Some of them are darned scary!

#119225 - 01/02/05 08:39 AM Re: Revisiting Pisa  
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Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Mine are in peat (central Scotland), though there may well be shale mines underneath. There's a 'bing' - spent shale, in the back left of the first picture.

I guess it's the wires that hold these up, though it's the westerly gales that blow 'em over!


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