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Workers At Grand Coulee Dam Use Helicopters For Construction

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GRAND COULEE, Wash. - The Bureau of Reclamations is in the middle of replacing cables with overhead power lines at the Grand Coulee Dam.

To do that, they have to string the new cables from the dam using helicopters.

The helicopters will string 54 conductor lines from the dam to six towers.

The old transmission cables are being replaced because of the risk of fire damage, among other threats.

The Bureau hired Wilson Construction for the project.

According to Chad Devine, the general foreman of this project, they are scheduled to finish the project by December.

The Bureau of Reclamations is in the middle of replacing underground power lines at the dam.

To do that, they have to string the new cables from the damn using helicopters.

The helicopters will string 54 conductor lines from the dam to switch yards.

The old transmission cables are because of the risk of fire damage, among other threats.

The Bureau hired Wilson Construction for the project—they have experience using helicopters for this kind of work.

According to Chad Devine, the general foreman of this project, they are scheduled to finish the project by December. 
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