New poles in Pall Mall Bendigo are break free poles on a concrete base as are most new poles installed in streets today to reduce trauma when struck by vehicles. Not sure what happens with the high voltage power lines attached.
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> On 10 Jul 2019, at 12:52 pm, Mal Rowe mal.rowe@...> wrote:
>> On 09/07/2019 14:05, 'Brent Efford' via TramsDownUnder wrote:
>> Modern practice is to have the overhead support structure in two parts: a foundation of reinforced concrete with a flange connection at ground level and a galvanised steel mast bolted to it, generally well after the foundation is created.
> This method is occasionally used in Melbourne - including at some parts of New Preston as illustrated.
> I have no clear idea of what determines the method, but suspect it is to do with cost and difficulty of replacement 'next time'.
> Mal Rowe
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