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22/02/12: Old Bold electricity pylons head into retirement

A £750,000 investment project to replace an 80-year-old electricity circuit in Bold is nearing completion with three remaining steel pylons being dismantled this month.

Electricity North West, the region’s electricity distribution operator, has already redirected overhead electricity lines between the A49 and Bold substation in order to take down the original towers.

The old equipment has provided electricity to customers in the area since the 1930s and is now at the end of its lifespan.

The project is part of a £1.4bn investment in the region’s electricity network over a five-year period, ending 2015. This programme is the largest investment in the network for more than 30 years.

The last three old steel pylons are located on Mersey Valley Golf Club and on private farm property. Engineers from Electricity North West need to wait for dry weather conditions before completing the project to avoid causing damage to the land.

Bob Law, circuits manager at Electricity North West, said: “The pylons and overhead cables have been keeping the lights on between Bold and Golborne for over half a century, however this work needed to be done as part of our commitment to improve the electricity supply for the area’s residents and businesses.”

Electricity North West has planned the work to minimise disruption to residents and the electricity supply will not be affected by the removal of the remaining pylons.

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