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#119219 12/11/04 11:54 PM
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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!

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#119220 12/12/04 09:22 AM
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The pole is just trying to get a better look down the street [Linked Image].

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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?

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Yeah...it's just trying to be nearer its mates over the road [Linked Image]

Or listen-in to the whispers [Linked Image]


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more leaners from gideonr:

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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!

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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!

Gideonr.


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