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Openreach lifting cables to 18ft

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Openreach lifting cables to 18ft

Openreach came round and measured the height of the telephone cable as it crossed the road.  Some ruling now states there must be a clearance of 18 feet to enable semi trailers to get under without bringing the cable down, so they decided to 'lift' the cable.
Old height was around 14 foot. So two men, two vans, one of those jack up devices and 5 hours disconnected whilst they re-ran the cable.
Cable now moved, new position (as shown by the red line on the photograph below.)
The cable below the telephone is Electricity (at 15 feet), they are coming next week to ‘raise’ the electricity cables, can expect to be disconnected for a day.
(Note the bridge height).......................Just daft
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pierre_pierre
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Re: Openreach lifting cables to 18ft

out of interest how high is the bridge? Roll eyes Roll eyes
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Re: Openreach lifting cables to 18ft

The sign says 11 foot 9 inches
Denzil
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Re: Openreach lifting cables to 18ft

I get the occasional letter saying the wires down my road need to be lifted, and that it isn't on the schedule yet, but not to worry, because they think it is safe.
My road is about ten feet wide with numerous sharp bends, so there is no way any large vehicle will get down here anyway!  Smiley
pierre_pierre
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Re: Openreach lifting cables to 18ft

better tell the con libs about the waste of money
nadger
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Re: Openreach lifting cables to 18ft

Don't you mean the condems p_p  Wink
jmd
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Re: Openreach lifting cables to 18ft

They have to do these things to keep the unemployment number down! Tongue
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Re: Openreach lifting cables to 18ft

Quote from: pierre_pierre
out of interest how high is the bridge? Roll eyes Roll eyes

I`m so glad you are not driving a HGV ...... you have missed the road sign on the left..... and probably driven into the bridge by now !......
pierre_pierre
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Re: Openreach lifting cables to 18ft

I was on my tidly 9" netbook at the time and hadnt enlarged the picture - thats my excuse
scootie
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Re: Openreach lifting cables to 18ft

time to check pierre's tachograph me thinks after such a poor excuse
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Re: Openreach lifting cables to 18ft

He may well have been "driving" his "tiddly 9" netbook" at the time, but he still missed the sign.... "driving without due care and attention, m`lud"...... ! Embarrassed
pierre_pierre
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Re: Openreach lifting cables to 18ft

OK here it is me lud