Damaged TVA transmission lines replaced

By The Associated Press

BRIDGEPORT, Ala. — The Tennessee Valley Authority says it has repaired or replaced the last two transmission lines damaged by the April 27 storms.

Both are located exiting the Widows Creek Fossil Plant in Bridgeport.

TVA crews and contractors worked days, nights and weekends to put the utility’s transmission line back in service. The last two 500-kilovolt lines and three 161-kilovolt lines in north Alabama were placed back into service in early July. TVA had damage across north Mississippi, Alabama and into parts of Tennessee.

Workers restored 108 transmission lines. The job required 1.4 million pounds of steel and 275 miles of wire to replace the 353 transmission structures and transmission line that were destroyed in the storm.