Leaning pole of Hoboken

If you’d ever think a utility pole is doomed, it’d probably be this one on Grand St. between 5th and 6th (near Three-A’s). There was a previous power incident last week with the tensioning bracket breaking on a pole near 123 Grand. Caused a localized temporary power shutdown.

This thing has three transformers on it and seems to be bending slightly more over time.

Hurricane season has been quiet this year. But I wonder what this pole can withstand?

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hobokentownie
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hobokentownie

[quote comment=”37811″][quote comment=”37780″]Are we voting on doomed poles?

If so, my vote is for the pole on Eighth and Jefferson directly across from the Cup Joint.

The pole itself is OK, but you can see that the transformers have been leaking insulating fluid onto the sidewalk below. It’s a big, black, oily mess.[/quote]

If true that is actually quite dangerous since some transformer oil still contains PCBs. You should call PSE&G and report that ASAP as it potentially poses a serious health and environmental hazard. Picture a kid falling down in or crawling around in a PCB laced oil slick…[/quote]
Transformers – oh that Optimus Prime.

FMTVENG
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[quote comment=”37780″]Are we voting on doomed poles?

If so, my vote is for the pole on Eighth and Jefferson directly across from the Cup Joint.

The pole itself is OK, but you can see that the transformers have been leaking insulating fluid onto the sidewalk below. It’s a big, black, oily mess.[/quote]

If true that is actually quite dangerous since some transformer oil still contains PCBs. You should call PSE&G and report that ASAP as it potentially poses a serious health and environmental hazard. Picture a kid falling down in or crawling around in a PCB laced oil slick…

Jay
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[quote comment=”37780″]Are we voting on doomed poles?
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I’m going for Jozef Kowalski……….

leigh859
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leigh859

Are we voting on doomed poles?

If so, my vote is for the pole on Eighth and Jefferson directly across from the Cup Joint.

The pole itself is OK, but you can see that the transformers have been leaking insulating fluid onto the sidewalk below. It’s a big, black, oily mess.

homeworld
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Timber!!!

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