2009-06-19 / Community

This Telephone Pole Is Going, Going … Gone


For the past three weeks, the electric pole on the corner of Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Beach 90 Street was leaning to starboard and many calls were made to both the 311 and 911 citywide system. On a number of occasions during that time, units from FDNY and LIPA came to look at the pole, study it and then leave. All photos by Howard Schwach. For the past three weeks, the electric pole on the corner of Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Beach 90 Street was leaning to starboard and many calls were made to both the 311 and 911 citywide system. On a number of occasions during that time, units from FDNY and LIPA came to look at the pole, study it and then leave. All photos by Howard Schwach. At 7:48 a.m. on Thursday morning, the pole came down with a large bang, knocking out electricity along Rockaway Beach Boulevard from Beach 95 Street to Beach 84 Street. At 7:48 a.m. on Thursday morning, the pole came down with a large bang, knocking out electricity along Rockaway Beach Boulevard from Beach 95 Street to Beach 84 Street. A new telephone pole was trucked from Hewlett in Nassau County, arriving at 10:09 a.m. A new telephone pole was trucked from Hewlett in Nassau County, arriving at 10:09 a.m. The new pole was in place at 2:12 p.m. and the LIPA workers began to make the necessary connections by pulling the old pole near the new one to facilitate the work. The new pole was in place at 2:12 p.m. and the LIPA workers began to make the necessary connections by pulling the old pole near the new one to facilitate the work. Three men work from cherry-picker trucks to make the necessary connections. The electricity went on again shortly after 5 p.m. Three men work from cherry-picker trucks to make the necessary connections. The electricity went on again shortly after 5 p.m.

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