Aging Westpark Electrical Transmission Towers Cut Down To Size as Replacements Take Over

Transmission Line Tower Installation, Westpark Dr., 77081

Transmission Line Tower Installation, Westpark Dr., 77081Bits 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テつ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テつthe taller, sleeker towers started going skyward. Here’s one of the last full-length portraitsテつfeaturing bothテつkinds ofテつtowers, taken in the final days before the changeoverテつbegan in earnest:

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Transmission Line Tower Installation, Westpark Dr., 77081

That’s a shot taken of towers onテつthe eastern side of the West Loop, looming over the utility-easement-adjacent Danny Jackson Dog Park (whichテつdidn’t end up closing for theテつentireテつ10-month stretch of the planned work,テつas was originally anticipated).

Transmission Line Tower Installation, Westpark Dr., 77081

Photos: Swamplot inbox

West Loop Heights

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