You could ask Melbourne.
During my time on the job, somewhere around 1990 one of the steel poles on Princes Bridge got tired of standing up straight.
I don’t think it fell to the ground, but certainly intervention was needed, and of course it chose the ideal time to get tired - about 5pm on a weekday.
Nevertheless the service continued past.
On 9 Jul 2019, at 2:49 pm, Andrew Cook d3619@...> wrote:
Cancer of the poles? That wouldn't be the result of electrolysis by any chance would it?
From:tramsdownunder@... tramsdownunder@...> on behalf of Greg Sutherland gregsutherland@...>
Sent: Tuesday, 9 July 2019 2:43 PM
Subject: [TramsDownUnder] Fwd: New Orleans, LA: New Orleans RTA closes streetcar line for catenary work
2 months to replace 15 poles!
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Subject: New Orleans, LA: New Orleans RTA closes streetcar line for catenary work
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New Orleans RTA closes streetcar line for catenary work