Re: Pole mounts [Was: New Orleans, LA: New Orleans RTA closes streetcar line for catenary work]
  Greg Robinson

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:

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>> 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.

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> This method is occasionally used in Melbourne - including at some parts of New Preston as illustrated.

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> I have no clear idea of what determines the method, but suspect it is to do with cost and difficulty of replacement 'next time'.

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> Mal Rowe

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