TOMOKA RIVER TRANSMISSION LINE CROSSING - JUST ANOTHER WOOD POLE REPLACEMENT PROJECT

Inspection reports for the Bunnell - Ormond Beach 115 kV transmission line revealed serious deterioration to the three (3) wood H-frame structures and their wooden pile foundations in the Tomoka River. Preliminary investigations determined that the replacement of these three (3) structures in the river was cost prohibitive due to the inaccessibility around pristine wetland areas. A decision was made to utilize steel-concrete hybrid structures of 65.5 meters (215 ft) in length to span over the Tomoka River. These are the tallest single pole transmission structures in the U.S. Many technical and scheduling obstacles of this unique approach had to be overcome. With the cooperative efforts from all parties involved, Florida Power and Light company was able to develop a timely, cost effective solution that ensured the reliability of the electrical transmission system, satisfied all regulatory requirements, and minimized the environmental impact.

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  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 1003-06

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  • Accession Number: 00778387
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0784404216
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 12 1999 12:00AM