Somewhere in between St. Cloud and Minneapolis, MN I captured this picture of a man performing what must be an adrenaline pumping job. Here he is holding onto the insulator that holds up some heavy duty power lines and hanging them up on telephone poles, all while being suspended from a helicopter.
My theory is that this job would take way too long any other way. There aren’t roads along these lines so a crane isn’t feasible, even if it was it would take much longer for it to continually pick up new pieces and drive from pole to pole.
Minnesota is working towards wind generating 25% of the power for their state by 2025 and these lines will be transferring some of that power.