TG3006 : Damaged telephone pole - how long does it take (8)

taken 1 year ago, near to Surlingham, Norfolk, Great Britain

Damaged telephone pole - how long does it take (8)
Damaged telephone pole - how long does it take (8)
A telephone pole beside Bramerton Road was hit by a vehicle with such force that it snapped, taking the wires attached to it down with it > LinkExternal link.

It took three days before a technician appeared to assess the damage, despite it having been reported shortly after the accident had happened. Two trucks, one containing the technicians' mobile workshop > LinkExternal link and the other a new pole and the machinery required for the job of setting it up > LinkExternal link finally arrived 5 days after the accident. In the meantime, affected householders were advised to contact BT's helpline for updates - somewhat difficult to do without a phone and no internet connection!

After being taken off the truck > LinkExternal link the pole is now sitting in its foothold, with the grabber getting ready to straighten it and then to hold it firmly in place until the hole has been filled in and compacted > LinkExternal link.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 16 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 16 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Communications 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 3041 0605 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:36.2005N 1:24.0715E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 3041 0603
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