Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Wordless Wednesday (Almost)--This Job is NOT for the Faint at Heart!


Throughout the warmer months this past year when we traveled along 94 northeast of St. Cloud, Minnesota we had an opportunity to see power line construction and the lines being strung via helicopter. I was the passenger and shot the photos as my husband drove...Absolutely no stopping to sightsee! The MN highway Patrol watches diligently for those who are paying more attention to the helicopters than the road. These lines are being strung along the busy interstate while cars and trucks travel at 70 mph. 

One day while I was driving...not photographing...there were 3 people sitting at the tops of three consecutive poles, patiently waiting their turn to connect the lines. What a crazy job! Another day they were using blasting caps and there were explosions that fused the lines together. 

The process is amazing. The idea that someone could sit on top of a pole for hours is unbelievable. The powerline construction is halted for the winter months...but I will try to capture a polesitter in the spring!

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