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There’s a Reason for This Odd Shape

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If this utility line structure looks a little odd, there is a reason for that.

It was designed to straddle a railroad track holding hopper cars of coal for a nearby power plant.

Today that railroad and the power plant are gone, but the utility line still stands in the Gorge Metropark straddling Akron and Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. The former railroad right of way is a trail in the park.

Many, if not most, people who walk this trail probably don’t know why this support structure is shaped as it is. I might not have known either if someone had not explained it to me.

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Written by csanders429

November 23, 2016 at 8:12 am

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