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Friday, October 7, 2011

Skywatch Friday

Skywatch Friday
Skywatch Friday, a photo by lincoln_eye on Flickr.

Humber Bridge, East Yorkshire.

Nerd fact: the small "dog-bones" and larger "dumbbells" attached to the cables are called Stockbridge Dampers and prevent the cables vibrating eg due to the wind. Transmission lines have similar "dog-bones" near to where they attach to pylons for the same purpose. So there's something to look out for on a long motorway journey.

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