Did you know that power lines can hold people’s weight, and that you can walk on them without getting electrocuted?
I didn’t til I saw these thrilling photos of the maintenance work done high above the canola fields by these extreme “tightrope walkers.”
On March 16, the maintenance men of the State Grid corporation carried out a long-term check of the powerlines above the Han River, which is the largest tributary of the Yangtze River, according to the QQ news.
They bravely walked along the lines about 400 feet above from the ground
using all kinds of high-altitude electrical equipment, and checking for hidden problems or things that need replacing.
These powerlines are part of the backbone of Central China‘s power grid system, which bears the responsibility of shunting and loading the electricity supply between North and South China.