Transmission Line Tower Foundation Condition Assessment

02/15/2011

It was a cool, overcast morning in the Mid-Atlantic region of the US. The Chevy Tahoe we were riding in had just crested a small hill along the transmission line right-of-way path that we had been following through the woods, when suddenly our driver shouted “Look at that!” We peered through the windshield with our vision slightly obstructed from the light mist of drizzle that was accumulating. Twenty yards ahead, we had surprised a small herd of sleeping deer that were now clumsily scrambling to their feet. We stopped and stared in silence, and the deer stared back for a moment before leaping off.