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lightning damge at base of tower
lightning damge  at base of tower
Description: I have worked around radio towers for more than 30 years now and I have seen lightning do a lot of damage to the tower the ground wires and surrounding trees and vegatation. Note that every tower has ground strapes or wires which take the hit away from the base of tower as seen here. Often thought the hit will melt the ground wire and weaken the base of tower foundation.

Date Taken: 8/14/2007
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City: laurel ridge mountain summit
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State: pennsylvania
Country: United States
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The discoloration of base of tower is due to constant lightning hitting the tower also note the cracks in the concrete base. In short after a few hundred hits over the years most bases of towers tend to become weak. -- johnstownwildfire
Uploaded on 8/15/2007
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