Burnt but still hanging!

By Bill Meier; posted January 18, 2016

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I found this picture and description online somewhere, but don't remember where. They look porcelain? English maybe?

Many people assume that phone polls are propping up telephone lines, but they are actually run at a very high tension. This means that the weight of the wires isn't supported by every single pole; about half the poles are just back up. That's why these lines managed to stay taut, even though the pole underneath them burned during a fire.