New poles in Sydney are done this way too. “Next time” is usually when someone tries to use the pole to slow down a truck
> On 10 Jul 2019, at 12:52, 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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