Sunday, May 25, 2014

Worst Planning Ever: Huge Electric Transmission Tower In Middle Of Highway

Have you ever rolled your eyes at local planners, who allow, say, a Walmart or an noisy amusement park next to a sleepy residential neighborhood?  
Cars make their way around an electric pylon in the
middle of a Chinese highway.  

That's nothing compared to a place in Henan Province, China where poor planning has been taken to a whole new level. A road developer planned a route right across the path of a major electric transmission line.

As a result, a huge pylon is right in the middle of the road.

It's totally unclear why they didn't just move the road a little bit when the road developer realized the pylon would be there. (The electric line and pylon have been there since 2007, the road is brand new.)

The only cryptic news I could find about this is the electric company and the road developer are in negotiations to resolve the issue. Um, wouldn't it have been better to figure this out while the road was still in design stages? Just a thought.

Traffic now swerves around the pylon, and there's really no protection around it. People could smash right into it if they're not paying attention to their driving.

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