Unusual SHORT Pole along A Power line.

By Barrett Nicpon; posted June 25, 2009

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I don't know much about power stuff... and even less about the construction of such lines. However, while my friend Kyle & I were driving through rural, S.W. Ontario a few weeks ago, we both were able to tell pretty easily that something was... unusual about this pole. There, in the midst of a row of power poles along a highway route near Chatham, Ontario, was one pole that stood about half the height of the others on the line. We both had a double take, and ultimately turned the car around to take some photos of the unusual setup.

Has anyone seen anything like this before? Kyle proposed a likely-sounded rationale for such an installation. Perhaps the shorter pole was used to reduce slack in the line? I would imagine that making a short pole such as this would probably cut back on the sag in the wires. What do YOU think?