Here is a batch I took last week on a walk over the bridge from Cambridge to Boston. I am not calling out any NEC items because there are none here, but would like to hear what the NESC or utility people would have to say about these, especially the closeness to the rail.
Joe, these pictures may not be as bad as they look. Generally the NESC requires 7.5' to 10' of horizontal clearance. In this case, the electric utility used Hendricks Cable System for the primary conductors. The Hendricks cable is fully insulated for trees and areas like this where clearances can't be met any other way. I suspect the transformer bank has more clearance than the pictures indicate.
Hi gents, I used play on those tracks as a kid, I think? I recognize the Cambridge Courthouse Building in pic #1 at the far right. Is this on 28 (O'brian)? Looks like the bridge to Everett/C-Town? (Been a long time.) If kids in that area are anything like some of the ones I grew up with, they didn't use isulated for trees, they did it to keep people from thowing pieces of pipe on them for fun!
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#118444 - 09/15/0412:33 AMRe: Utility Related Pictures