Bits and pieces of the electrical towers formerly stringing CenterPoint’s transmission lines between 59 and Westpark Dr. were spotted laying around just west of West Loop 610 this weekend, though the feet of at least one of the structures were still standing at the ready. The old towers appear to have been fully relieved of their duties at this point, 3 months or so after the taller, sleeker towers started going skyward. Here’s one of the last full-length portraits featuring both kinds of towers, taken in the final days before the changeover began in earnest:
That’s a shot taken of towers on the eastern side of the West Loop, looming over the utility-easement-adjacent Danny Jackson Dog Park (which didn’t end up closing for the entire 10-month stretch of the planned work, as was originally anticipated).
- Previously on Swamplot: Electrical Transmission Lines About To Get Really High by the Dog Park at 59 and 610; CenterPoint Energy Work To Cause Extended Outage of Dog Park on Westpark Dr.
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The four legged older towers were easier to climb. …just sayin’.