Helicopter Hanging Electrical Wires

As part of the restoration after the devestation that Yasi left in North Queensland, a new high-voltage feeder powerline was built runningĀ for hundreds of kilometres from Ingham to Tully.

One day, when driving from Halifax to Ingham, we were stopped by one of the many road work crews. But this one was a little different. Instead of repairing a pothole or two, they were hanging powerlines on one of the newly built towers. Using a helicopter!

If you’ve never seen this before its quite fascinating to watch the skill of the pilot as he hooks up the wires to each post and then pulls the cable through to the next tower.



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