Wrong Way on Joe Ramsey

The immense size of the transformer being transported to the Rayburn Electric substation near Wieland, Texas Monday night called for the load to travel east on Joe Ramsey from the hospital to Highway 34 in the westbound lanes.  This was because of the  arrangement of traffic lights would not allow the 21-ft. high load to pass under.

The transformer was shipped by rail from Northern Wisconsin to Greenville where the H. Brown Company of New Iberia, Louisiana moved it from a heavy duty rail car to a specialized carrier system of interconnected dollies. Multiple axles were needed to spread the weight so that roads would not be destroyed.  A road tug was used to pull the load at a fast walking speed to its destination.  The entire process will be repeated next Monday night for the second transformer being put in at the Wieland substation.

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