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BC Hydro at work: Big tower construction continues

Jan. 25, 2013: More than 600 steel transmission towers with an average height of 42.5 metres – the equivalent of 24 people standing on top of one another – will be built for the Interior to Lower Mainland Transmission Line. This tower was put up near Merritt earlier this month. The project involves building a new 500-kilovolt, 247-kilometre transmission line from Merritt to Coquitlam that will improve power delivery to homes and businesses in the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island.

ILM transmission towers in the snow near Merritt