Crews hang from helicopter to install new power lines across Mississippi River

If you were in the Lemay area Monday, you may have seen men flying through the air tethered to a helicopter. It wasn’t a stunt, it was power line construction.

Crew members alternated between tethering to the tower and tethering to the helicopter, and in between, they installed key elements to the new structure.

“The crews you see doing the work, I think they get excited about it,” Construction Supervisor Adam McAllister said. “It takes a special individual to do that, I mean you are hanging from…


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