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Archive for October 4th, 2010

Erosion at Work

Exposed cable anchor

Exposed cable anchor

Many years ago, I suppose Central Hudson (the local power utility) drilled a hole into this shale bank, poured in some concrete, and planted an anchor for a pole guy rope.

Time passes…

Perhaps this is the result of putting a parking lot behind what’s now the Adriance Library’s Arlington Branch; the asphalt level is two feet below the base of that exposed concrete slug and extends rather close to it. I wonder if the excavators took away too much shale and erosion has continued the process.

The anchor looks bent, doesn’t it? The pole certainly carries more wires and cables than it did earlier in its career; that lower wire may be exerting more force than is strictly desirable.

It’ll take a lot more time before this becomes a real problem…

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