Fairmont, W.Va. – Mon Power, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), relocated a half-mile stretch of a high-voltage transmission line in Tucker County for the construction of a new Corridor H highway bridge that is part of a West Virginia initiative to increase economic prosperity in historically hard-to-reach communities.

The $3-million project eliminates power line interference and clearance issues with the new bridge. Sections of the 138,000-volt transmission line that link substations near Elkins and Parsons were reconstructed on five new steel monopoles farther up the mountainside. The relocated portion of the line maintains necessary electrical clearances by crossing the new bridge high overhead rather than passing 150 feet beneath the bridge along its original route.

Crews used a crane truck to hoist the steel poles, which stand between 90 and 100 feet tall, onto concrete foundations just north of U.S. Route…

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