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Repairing Underground Power Cables Is Nearly Impossible

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Published on Sep 21, 2021
In 1989, this story about an underground electrical transmission line spread across the early internet like wildfire. It had a big impact on me as a kid, and I wanted to share it with you! I think the Scattergood-Olympic transmission line is probably LA's most famous power line, although it has now been replaced with a more modern line since 2018.

Original story here: https://www.jwz.org/blog/2002/11/engineering-pornography/

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Thanks to Tom McMahon for letting me repurpose his original story and jwz for preserving it on his blog.
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